Peru

Only Iain Sinclair could glimpse Hackney in the wilds of Peru

18 September 2021 9:00 am

It seemed like a preposterous proposition. For decades, Iain Sinclair has been an assiduous psychogeographer of London, an eldritch cartographer…

How long can Peru's new socialist leader last?

29 July 2021 6:40 pm

The symbolism could hardly have been clearer when Pedro Castillo was sworn in yesterday as Peru’s new President on the country’s 200th anniversary…

Sacrificing to the false god of gold

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Deep in Peru’s Amazon rainforest sits a desolate zone, stretching for miles and pockmarked with chemical-tainted water that glistens orange…

Any scene she isn’t in pretty much dies on its arse: Julianne Moore in Bel Canto

Not nearly as good as the book: Bel Canto reviewed

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Bel Canto is an adaptation of the Ann Patchett novel first published in 2001, which I remembered as being brilliant…

Joan Collins: The celebrity trend I just can’t stand

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Not only are today’s young girls having to work hard on their abs, butts and glutes, now the likes of…

Whose hair are you buying?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

British people buy £43 million worth of human hair a year. So who’s selling?

Social comedy Peruvian-style

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Mario Vargas Llosa likes to counterpoint his darker novels with rosier themes: after the savagery of The Green House came…

Peru's Indians are repressed with more efficiency than blacks ever were in South Africa

4 April 2015 9:00 am

In The Spectator of 21 March a column by Toby Young caught my eye. Discussing the pros and cons of…