Articles by Paul Barker
Ken Livingstone's development plan for London is an ill-guided attempt to impose order on the city's creative chaos
The audiences flocking to the Hogarth exhibition at Tate Britain are there not just to admire the work of a uniquely gifted satirist, but also to discover what Englishness means
Mixing high-flown philosophy with sickening violence, Derek Raymond's crime novels have long been neglected. Now, finally, they are being republished
She pricked the pieties of Leavisite critics and feminists alike, but her fairy tales have outlived them all. They contain a black thread tying love to violence
There are many reasons to leave West Bromwich; few to go there. Could Will Alsop's new building prove that the arts can lead urban regeneration?
The Daily Mail speaks for this mythic region—the Guardian against it. The butt of snobbish jokes, "middle England" is still the place in which politicians most want to be loved. So where is it?
Nikolaus Pevsner wanted his guides to show that English architecture could match anything in Europe, even though some of its finest was tucked away in unfashionable London suburbs. His guide to east...
Camus has overtaken Sartre to become the popular hero of existentialism
I studied interrogation arts with Alan Bennett and Dennis Potter