Arts & Books
The faculty "doesn't work like we want it to." Review: The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
Alex Dean / June 20, 2017
Reason is more likely to confirm things that we want to be true, or which we already believe. So why does it exist? A new book provides the answer
Intriguing, smart and creepy: If you're yet to watch it, House of Cards’ fifth season won't disappoint
Lucinda Smyth / June 15, 2017
When Netflix announced it, even the most avid House of Cards binger struggled to muster enthusiasm. But it has turned out to be a sophisticated, riffing accompaniment to view alongside the Trump...
Elizabeth Picciuto / June 8, 2017
Theresa May and Michael Gove have both cited the author—but are her novels really an advert for conservatism?
Her first novel since The God of Small Things is both mischievous and outraged
Sarah Crompton / May 18, 2017
Hytner presided over one of the most successful periods in the National Theatre’s history; this book is a satisfying explanation of how he did it
This novel, a story about a footballer coming to terms with being gay, is gripping, well-written and moving
Therapists have identified a “boarding school syndrome”
Steps have been taken to “turn first-rate universities into third-rate companies"
He bestowed an exquisite sense of self on the women who wore his designs
Arifa Akbar / May 17, 2017
Three librarians risked their lives to smuggle out a cache of medieval manuscripts threatened by jihadist forces
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