Pat Kane is a musician, writer and advisory board member of Yes Scotland.
12 June 2014 05:55 PM
I love her books, and so do my children. But Rowling is wrong to say that a Yes vote is about keeping Scotland Scottish
20 September 2013 07:00 PM
Thomas Pynchon's novel predicts the non-human spookiness of the future, says Pat Kane
15 March 2013 07:00 PM
Two sceptical gurus of cyberspace look at the digital future – and ask how we should shape it.
17 November 2012 12:00 AM
The 'information classes' have more influence than ever. But can they log on to a promised land?
22 September 2012 12:00 AM
A high-energy romp through digital boom-and-bust has lessons for today
18 August 2012 12:00 AM
A searing novel of a cult community and its casualties captures both the thrill and the costs of escape.
09 March 2012 12:00 AM
There's one question about Leaving Alexandria - otherwise a quiet epic of a biography about faith, doubt, class, philosophy and social action - that won't go away. How did such an innate dissimulator and self-dramatist as Richard Holloway, wracked with crippling, carnal doubts about the authority and certainties of organised religion, actually get to become the Episcopalian Primus and Bishop of Edinburgh?
13 January 2012 12:00 AM
Asking 150 contemporary scientists, intellectuals and artists how the internet changes the way they think is a bit like giving the Large Hadron Collider an extra four notches on its speed-dial. You know they're going to use it to the max, smashing up ideas and generating spin-offs, though perhaps picking up a few radiation-burns along the way. Thus it proves with this book on "the net's impact on our minds and future" - regularly illuminating, but sometimes intriguingly conservative, in response to the crisply formulated question.
23 December 2005 12:00 AM
21 August 1999 12:02 AM
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories