Arts & Books
Kirsty Rolfe / February 28, 2020
The "17th century death roulette bot" raises difficult questions about how we empathise with lives in the past—and reveals the way plague still shapes our modern view of disease
Alexis Self / February 26, 2020
It's Britain's greatest gossip newsletter. So how did Popbitch become the highlight of thousands of Thursday afternoons—without getting sued out of existence?
Freya Johnston / February 24, 2020
Even admirers of Mantel's Thomas Cromwell trilogy may find it hard to reach the end of the 900-page finale
James Waddell / February 19, 2020
Why do people cleave so strongly to one side or another of this bibliographical culture war?
Sameer Rahim / February 14, 2020
The story of two cousins living in the Cotswolds is hilarious and humane—with a subtle political streak
Ursula Brunetti / February 13, 2020
Each year, Prospect partners with the Royal Society of Literature to award a fiction writer working in short stories. This year's winner Ursula Brunetti weaves a tale about an unlikely friendship
Caspar Salmon / February 10, 2020
In a sense, Dolittle is a coup in that it is both silly and yet bizarrely joyless—dragon anus scene included
David Herman / February 7, 2020
The writer and academic, who has died at the age of 90, brought European philosophy into an insular intellectual world
Suna Erdem / January 29, 2020
Conducting has long been the province of powerful men. But as the #MeToo movement comes to classical music, can an industry steeped in its ways change?
Charlotte Runcie / January 29, 2020
Plus Tim Harford's cautionary tales
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