Arts & Books
Robert Darnton’s history of censorship is vividly written, but sometimes he is just too sympathetic to his subjects
David Edgar / November 12, 2014
This series of plays were intended as a response to the events of autumn 1989, now they're being presented as history. Do they still stand up?
James Robertson / November 7, 2014
"Brand is using his celebrity to draw attention to the stories the media ignores"
Serena Kutchinsky / November 5, 2014
This moving talk of grief and training a goshawk is the first memoir to win the prestigious literary prize
A new British library exhibition is "a penumbral dungeon of the warped, the perverse and the compulsively page-turning"
Peter Carey: "I don't think forgetting is a peculiarly Australian habit—trauma victims do it all the time"
Jonathan Derbyshire / October 31, 2014
Peter Carey © Laura Wilson In his new novel "Amnesia," double Booker winner Peter Carey excavates some of the most significant moments in modern Australian history: from the "Battle of Brisbane"...
The comedian-turned-activist styles himself as a pupil of Chomsky, but his new book only furthers the cause of the establishment he rails against
A musical revelation is taking place in Oxford
Helen McCarthy / October 20, 2014
Women were not allowed to work in the Foreign Office until the 1940s. Why did it take so long for this last bastion of sexism to fall?
Venus Backfire / October 20, 2014
"The art world seems to not be able to grasp the fact that I am still here, still working, still making art. I had a baby, not a lobotomy"