Arts & Books
Three new political plays invoke the idea of the people, two with naive gusto and one more sceptically
John McTernan / March 24, 2017
The American musician, who died aged 90 this week, sold a seductive vision of America
Matthew Sperling / March 21, 2017
It is difficult to think of a longer and more fruitful career in literature than the St Lucian Nobel laureate’s
Julian Baggini / March 16, 2017
Words turned our brains into minds, and got us hung up on the ghost in the machine. But a new book isn't going to banish that spectre
Tanjil Rashid / March 16, 2017
"Kapka Kassabova is no stranger to borders—to crossing them, and to the estrangement that ensues when you do"
Rafia Zakaria / March 16, 2017
"Hamid’s novel is a lyrical and timely tale, its aphoristic prose almost biblical in its repetitive cadences"
This well-written micro-biography of Ezra Pound explores the boundary between madness and genuis
Fatema Ahmed / March 15, 2017
A fictionalised account of Lincoln's life is unlike any other historical novel you will ever read
"Taste and flavour are not just about what we put in our mouth"
Yohann Koshy / March 15, 2017
The Caribbean is, Jelly-Schapiro contends, at the centre of modernity—not the periphery