Reading between the lines
choice: three to see in the next seven days
Friday 11 August 1995
Book festivals aren't noted for their intellectual content. Their real purpose, is to put faces to names and Edinburgh is no exception. If lively debate is what you're looking for, however, then two events stand out. On Monday 21 Aug at 5pm, Jonathan Coe, Nick Hornby and Mark Lawson will be discussing the effect of popular culture on literary fiction; while, this Monday at 11am, Harold Bloom defends the 26 writers included in his "Western canon" against the combined critical might of Colm Toibin, Frank Kermode, Carsten Jensen and Germaine Greer. Dare your hangover to survive that.
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh (0131-220 3991) tomorrow to 28 Aug
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
Lucy, film review: Scarlett Johansson will blow your mind in Luc Besson's complex thriller
Miley Cyrus concert banned on morality grounds in the Dominican Republic
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
American film board gives gay film Love Is Strange R-rating despite no sex or violence
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians