Michael Moorcock revolutionised science fiction with symbolism, sex and psychoactive drugs. Now, at 75, he has invented another genre.
Far from being a benighted practice from popular fiction – the sort of thing that you might find in an H Rider Haggard novel – it turns out that beheadings went hand in hand with western empires.
Twenty years ago, a new sitcom was described as “not very entertaining, clever, or original”. But Friends went on to shape the way we live now.
Mark Ellen changed the face of music magazines with Smash Hits, Q, Select, Mojo and finally The Word. His memoir is as “hectic, self-deprecating, quietly perceptive” as the man himself.
From the Beano to Joe Sacco’s Palestine, the library’s major summer exhibition is impressive in its scope.
A cinematic paean to postwar London uses rare footage from the BFI. But has time edited out the boring bits?