Arts & Books
Matthew Wolfson / September 26, 2014
A new book about the former President shows us what it felt like to live through the mid-1970s as an engaged, newspaper-reading American
Jonathan Cape, £16.99 Ian McEwan’s early works—The Comfort of Strangers, The Cement Garden, First Love, Last Rites—were macabre and elusive. Characters meandered through uncertain streets,...
Moira Weigel / September 18, 2014
Cannibals, sex and surgery—The director's first novel is as strange as his films
Alexandra Coghlan / September 18, 2014
The best concerts, performances and recordings this month
Awe-inspiring music around the country
This collection of stories by the American screen-writer and novelist Simon Rich is an icy skewering of hip New York, a brutal satire of the self-obsessed and deluded ghouls who pound the trendy...
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The artist's paintings are a triumphant reckoning with Germany's darkest history
Jonathan Derbyshire / September 18, 2014
There’s a passage early in this book in which Roger Scruton describes what the ascent of Margaret Thatcher in the late 1970s meant to him as a young academic, when his colleagues were, almost “to...