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The true enemy of political interviews

9 October 2021 9:00 am

The rhythm of the big party conference leader interviews is a strange one. First come days of slow, repetitive, detailed…

Factories close, offices shut: what happens if the UK runs out of gas

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Get ready for factory closures and cold homes

Pink for boys, blue for girls and a worldwide mania for mauve

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Honor Clerk explores the history of the world through colour, from the Stone Age to orbiting the Moon

In defence of Marvel

2 October 2021 9:00 am

A global pandemic is no match for the Marvel multiverse, says Rosie Millard

A compelling mess: No Time to Die reviewed

2 October 2021 9:00 am

These days, James Bond can no longer just be the main character in the Bond films. He’s also had to…

‘Let prisoners work’: an interview with Dominic Raab

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Dominic Raab on prisons, patriotism and standing in for Boris

Why I became a writer

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Whenever I give talks to children about my books they always ask who inspired me to be a writer. I…

The magic of manuscripts

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Nothing captures medieval life more vividly than a manuscript that has passed through many hands, says Jonathan Sumption

There’s one upside to having Parkinson’s disease

2 October 2021 9:00 am

I am just back from my final salmon fishing trip of the year. I have never had a worse season…

How the British musical conquered the world

25 September 2021 9:00 am

A new musical history is being written for Britain, says Nicola Christie

The case against Aukus

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The case against Aukus

The stalemate election: can Germany move beyond Merkel?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Germany needs to progress beyond Merkel – but will it?

The myth of Japan’s warrior spirit

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Japan won’t save us from China

Now I’m a backbencher, I’m free to speak my mind

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Politicians are supposed to have a survival instinct. Mine didn’t kick in last week, so I had no idea that…

From salivating dogs to mass indoctrination: Pavlov’s sinister legacy

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Peter Pomeranzev describes the refinement of thought-control techniques over the past century – and the worldwide competition to employ them

All bar none: there’s more to the pub than just drink

18 September 2021 9:00 am

There’s more to the pub than just drink

Are NFTs memes – or masterpieces?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Are NFTs memes – or masterpieces?

How China’s economic revolution created billionaires overnight

18 September 2021 9:00 am

In the winter of 1992, the retired octogenarian Deng Xiaoping toured China’s southern coasts. From there he gave a spirited…

The genius of Quentin Tarantino

18 September 2021 9:00 am

During one of the interminable lockdowns I mentioned that I didn’t care if I never went to another launch party…

Why Brits like me have abandoned trucking

18 September 2021 9:00 am

How a once fun job lost its charm

Where has the truth gone?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

There were two remarkable things about Emma Raducanu’s wonderful win at the US open last week. The first was the…

Is the life of Jimmy Savile a suitable subject for drama?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Translating the story of Jimmy Savile to stage or screen is a creative minefield, says Jonathan Maitland, who knows from first-hand experience

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How the left thought they were right to fight the war on terror

Life under the Taliban’s charm offensive

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The Taliban Cultural Commission sounds a contradiction in terms but for all foreign journalists it’s the first stop in the…

Irish quartet: Beautiful World, Where Are You?, by Sally Rooney, reviewed

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The millennial generation of Irish novelists lays great store by loving relationships. One of the encomia on the cover of…