30 October 2014 09:00 PM
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10
30 October 2014 08:15 PM
30 October 2014 03:00 PM
Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians, edited by Robin Ince & Johnny Mains (Salt, £8.00) is a collection of new work by funny people off the telly, including Reece Shearsmith, Katy Brand and Rufus Hound. Some, such as Stewart Lee, have treated the project as an extension of their usual shtick (though in Lee's case with a richly pagan denouement); others, such as Al Murray, have taken the opportunity to do something completely out of their comfort zone, or rather, their zone of public recognition.
30 October 2014 02:50 PM
Where are you now and what can you see?
30 October 2014 11:53 AM
Will you be bidding at the latest “immortality” auction? The one in which the highest bidder will have bought their way into Margaret Atwood’s retelling of The Tempest perhaps, or Tracy Chevalier’s next novel in which she has an open spot for a landlady. Or the works of Hanif Kureishi, Sebastian Faulks, Pat Barker, Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, and more. Not for the first time – though this one surely has the highest “star” voltage – novelists will auction character names to appear in their fictions.
29 October 2014 09:00 PM
British photographer Nick Waplington captures the lives of Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories
26 October 2014 12:00 AM
World history author Christopher Lloyd: How I am using art to connect the dots of the past into a coherent narrative
25 October 2014 12:00 PM
Lloyd is launching a new range of timeline stickerbooks, to present a more interconnected view of the world to young people, their parents and teachers
25 October 2014 12:00 AM
How to: Play the ukelele
25 October 2014 01:00 AM
Ailment: Not answering letters
23 October 2014 09:15 PM
John Lanchester, novelist & journalist: "I love the sideways nature of Penelope Fitzgerald's intelligence"
23 October 2014 06:30 PM
Where are you now and what can you see?
23 October 2014 07:30 PM
There is a bookish war being fought, bloody and desperate. In the science fiction/fantasy genre, the latter part of that designation (ie, fantasy) reigns supreme.
23 October 2014 03:46 PM
Watch the trailer here
23 October 2014 11:44 AM
Reading yet another article about bucket lists, I was delighted to find that Judi Dench didn’t have one. What she did have, though, was a daily habit of learning a poem or new word by heart to keep her mind active.
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Jeff Fletcher found fame in 1990s
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Film More romcom than S&M
Review: The Imitation Gamefilm
Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 3 Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
- 4 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran
- 5 Largest ever study into the gay gene 'erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice'
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
Beyoncé '7/11' music video: Star bounces on bed in low-fi homage to viral video
Angelina Jolie confirms retirement from acting: 'I've never been comfortable on-screen'
Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'