Books & Essays
Books & Essays
16 January 2018

The Joke: still no laughing matter

Milan Kundera’s darkly comic tale still strikes an ominous chord.

16 January 2018

What is the point of poetry?

To be a laboratory of language that opens us to the world.

12 January 2018

Fire and Fury: a Trumpist soap opera

Michael Wolff’s book gives us a lot of gossip but little insight.

29 December 2017

‘Feminism has been hijacked’

The myth-busting feminist on why she’s mortified by contemporary feminism.

29 December 2017

In search of a new solidarity

David Goodhart on his revolt against the liberal consensus.

29 December 2017

The 1990s: the dirtiest decade

David Friend on sex and scandal in the Nineties.

29 December 2017

The perils of forgetting

Francis O’Gorman talks memory, belonging and the amnesia of the Western mind.

29 December 2017

‘There’s nothing crazier than real life’

The author of Room Little Darker talks to Ella Whelan about ‘farting out the truth’.

15 December 2017

Red Rebels: the spirit of football past – and future?

The inside story of the FC United of Manchester ‘revolution’ against the Glazers.