Is "cinema rage" the latest symptom of the collapse of civility? For some critics, Trainspotting has been both the nauseatingly impressive revelation of the year and proof that the underclass cannot...
John Lloyd meets Max Clifford, the modern myth maker who yearns to represent Princess Diana
Eugenio Scalfari, the editor of La Repubblica, says that Italians have become obsessed with secession. But do they have a sense of identity in the first place?
John Lloyd contrasts the fashion for corporate consensus with the autocratic styles of John Birt and Tony Blair
Jeremy Clarke spends a week with his son in a caravan in Cornwall and meets some first time holidaymakers
Bridge is an improbable solitary vice, but I confess to its lonely pursuit. I no longer play, but I remain an obsessional reader of bridge columns and books. I also sneak away for one-handed sessions...
AC Grayling surveys the essential literature from Homer to Thubron
The new Ireland and its booming metropolis-Europe's capital for six months