Tarantino is a 1990s icon whose films are both delightful and dismaying. Anthony Julius decodes their appeal, saves the director from himself, but worries about his future
Is the idea of progress dead? Alain Finkielkraut, the French philosopher, says that as we approach the millennium, our faith in progress remains undimmed, while progress itself has died.
Once authors used to write fiction. Now they are laying bare their intimate selves. Louise Kehoe, who has just written a book about her childhood, looks at the appeal of painfully revealing memoirs
After a decade of deregulation and expansion, the emergency relief business is in a mess. Alex de Waal laments the industry's lack of professionalism, but welcomes official recognition of the problem
How does depression select its targets? Why is it more common in women than in men, why is it so different in children, and why are the French the most depressed people in Europe? Sophie Zeman looks...
Imagine a week in Berlin entangled in your son's dreadlocks and trying to satisfy Liv Ullmann. An autobiographical story by Nobel Laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by John King
Bill Clinton, 50 in August, looks set for a second term. To a swathe of American opinion, liberal and conservative, this is a travesty. But Martin Walker contests the view that he is merely an...