Arts & Books
Kazuo Ishiguro's brilliant new novel is a quest set in post-Roman Britain that asks big questions about human existence
For 20 years Hutton has railed against Anglo-Saxon capitalism and lauded the European model. But with the eurozone in crisis, it's time for him to find a new tune
Anjana Ahuja / February 19, 2015
An inmate's riveting account of life in Guantanamo Bay raises serious questions about why America is comfortable in failing to live up to its constitutional ideals
Philip Ball / February 19, 2015
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg (Allen Lane, £20) This is a significant book, for all the wrong reasons. It is the kind of history of science that...
The best things to do this month, recommended by our critics
Josh Lowe / February 19, 2015
Cameron’s Coup by Polly Toynbee and David Walker (Guardian/Faber, £9.99) Where did he go, that hoodie-hugging rascal of a Tory leader who scrambled into Number 10 five years ago, promising...
Serena Kutchinsky / February 19, 2015
Sarah Kane's plays have been overshadowed by their violence and her suicide. But as well as showing the worst of humanity, they are funny and full of love
Book review: 'The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973' by Mark Greif
Francesca Wade / February 19, 2015
The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973 by Mark Greif (Princeton, £19.95) What is Man? What, if anything, is fundamental in human nature? Why attempt to dissect...
Jessica Abrahams / February 19, 2015
Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? by Katrine Marçal (Portobello, £12.99) “How do you get your dinner is the fundamental question of economics.” So writes the Swedish author Katrine Marçal....