Saturday 22 April 1995
Marabou Stork Nightmares by Irvine Welsh, Jonathan Cape, £9.99. Weird hybrid of Scots- hooligan slang and British-colonial grit, as comatose thug hides from brutal past. Stunning. Interview by John Walsh, 15 April High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, Gollancz, £14.99. Pop music and bitter-sweet romance in the first novel from the author of Fever Pitch. Review by Mick Brown, 1 April
Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama, Harper Collins, £30. Dazzling, erudite exploration of nature as a cultural construct by one of the great popular historians. Review by Roy Foster, 15 April
An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel, Viking, £15. Funny, tragic and perceptive novel about the painful process of growing up. Exquisitely written. Review by Sue Gaisford, 18 March
The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Literature edited by Alison Sage, Hutchinson, £19.95. Glorious anthology of the best picture books, tales and poems. Review by Lucasta Miller, 8 April
Glastonbury Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform with Paul Weller as their warm-up act
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Katie Hopkins gives rare glimpse of sensitive side with heartfelt open letter to her children penned in case she dies from epilepsy
- 2 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 5 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: It is still gloriously silly
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
Eurovision 2015: What date and time is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
How the Other Half Eat, Channel 4 - TV review: Swapping food trolleys shows how food and class are closely connected
Indiana Jones sequel confirmed by Lucasfilm - but will Harrison Ford return to the franchise?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP