For more than 40 years, Terry Pratchett used science fiction and fantasy to craft subtle satires. But the onset of Alzheimer’s forced him to confront a stark question – what happens when he is no longer able to write?
On facing death (and Binky).
After the Newsnight debacle, it is excessive caution – not recklessness – that threatens the BBC.
In 2016, commercial-scale oil production will begin in Uganda. But with only a quarter of all its children in secondary school, how can more of the people – especially girls – benefit from its new wealth?
A common misconception about Pratchett’s work is the fantasy setting divorces it from the real world. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Growing Up Absurd - review.
Going to Sea in a Sieve: the Autobiography - review.
Destiny in the Desert: the Road to El Alamein – the Battle that Turned the Tide - review.
Fire in the Belly: the Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz - review.
Two ambitious photography exhibitions reviewed.
The Books Interview.
Ed Smith reviews a biography of Shane Warne, modern sport’s method actor.
Sunder Katwala reviews "Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? The Story of English Football’s Forgotten Tribe"
If Munro’s relationship with the short story is, for the most part, blissfully happy, her relationship with the story collection is prone to highs and lows, writes Leo Robson.
Noise and fury in Psychedelic Pill, Young's latest collaboration with Crazy Horse.
The movie will be a blast.
Rich food deserves exciting partners.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" piece.
Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
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