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The Tory MP’s celebration of the Victorian age is plodding, laborious, humourless and barely readable.
At 92, the acclaimed childrens author Judith Kerr seems as vital as anyone half her age. (This interview was originally published in 2016.)
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was as much a symbol of a failed ideology as of flawed design and technology.
The remarkable career of the celebrity diplomat and hyperactive emblem of the Pax Americana.
Life hacking is a publishing phenomenon, the latest chapter in the history of self-help. But is obsessive self-improvement a good thing?
Dr Johnson and Boswell recruited the age’s most original thinkers and turned conversation into an art form.
To spend time in this town of honeyed stone is to belong to some unending melody.
Why the black British painter is back in the limelight again.
Yes, it’s shockingly explicit – but full of heart, reasonable advice and depthless encouragement.
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The Chartered Institute of Building and the New Statesman gathered a panel of experts to discuss the wider social and economic impact of the built environment.
Time works in mysterious ways in the kitchen, and it’s often the most important ingredient of all.
Aretha sings of God, and to God, her voice rising up to the heavens