The Book of Common Prayer is a political work, writes Daniel Swift.
Poker is pure social Darwinism – a revelation of character as well as capacity. And where better to play it than Las Vegas, a city that is brutally upfront about its desire to separate you from your money?
There is a long tradition of poets celebrating chance encounters with animals, but such meetings are becoming increasingly rare.
In February 2010, a group of 20 economists endorsed George Osborne’s deficit-reduction plan. Today, many of them are deeply disillusioned with the Chancellor – so we asked them how they see things now.
Daniel Trilling reports from Rochdale in the aftermath of a trial which saw nine men convicted of rape, trafficking and conspiracy.
The archbishop goes beyond the wardrobe door.
The author on bad sex, bad reviews and comparisons with Joyce.
Why don't women feature more prominently in recent histories of comedy?
Antonia Quirke is enthralled by the story of the making of Richard Burton.
Brian Dillon finds echoes of Joyce and Eliot, but also of Flaubert in Will Self's latest novel.
Vernon Bogdanor reviews Samuel Brittan's diaries.
A school sitcom that is bound to annoy the po-faced.
A bone-crackingly dry version of a fascinating tale.
Olivia Laing reviews a song of praise to the body of America.
Scenes from a marriage: Michelle Williams saves this film from tweeness, writes Ryan Gilbey.
Ray Monk decodes the philosophy in the philosopher's photographs.
Just because a wine looks alluring doesn’t mean it won’t taste good.
Will Self explores the places people actually eat.
The ant in the home is a particular problem, an outrage against human civilisation.
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