Arts & Books
William Skidelsky / January 18, 2017
"Insofar as he posits a theory on the quality that most “hits” share, it is that they tend to be novel re-combinations of tried-and-tested elements"
Rachel Holmes / January 18, 2017
Reeves has done Alice Bacon proud
Two new films probe the existential angst of space travel and the alien other. They take their place in a well-established sci-fi school of philosophy
"The arguments will appear to many readers as refreshingly common sense"
Houman Barekat / January 17, 2017
An exploration of the mid-19th-century intellectual milieu that shaped Lewis Carroll’s sensibility
David Patrikarakos / January 17, 2017
"At the heart of every-thing stands one question: what should public media in the 21st century look like?"
Stefan Collini / January 17, 2017
Pankaj Mishra's breathless attempt to root the political anger engulfing the world in the 18th century is too sweeping
A new account of the early days of Aids shows how cleverly activists influenced the powerful
Lucinda Smyth / January 13, 2017
The effect of the adaptation is that "we witness a brutal adult world from a child’s perspective." *Contains spoliers*