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Sam Wallace: I survived the hairdryer, but there's a lot more to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson than that
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Reporters were always a thorn in the Manchester United manager’s side but rows often owed much to what he thought had been written
Saturday 27 April 2013
The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche has often, unfairly, been associated with right-wing notions of nationalism and racial purity.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Quercus, the publisher of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, insisted it was no longer dependent on a single best-selling series – even though profits crashed more than 75 per cent to £1.4m last year.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Margaret Thatcher will have the final word on her life and times when a new autobiography, produced in accordance with her wishes, is published later this week.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Born London, read physics at Oxford, dropped out, went to work, had four kids and then released a debut album as his 50th birthday approached.
Friday 05 April 2013
Over three decades as They Might Be Giants, the Brooklyn duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell have developed into a sort of post-modern Flanders & Swann, crafting sharp, witty and entertaining little satires on contemporary mores, set to a dizzying range of styles chosen for humorous emphasis.
Sunday 31 March 2013
He shaped England's international game in ways that are still being felt today, as a new book reveals
Monday 25 March 2013
This week I learnt about a new genre of literature. In a fascinating article in the LA Review of Books, writer Valerie Weaver-Zercher explored the growing popularity of Amish romance novels (including the ones pictured). The headline? Bonnet Rippers. I LOVE it. An update on the bodice ripper, but so much more chaste.
Saturday 23 March 2013
The Boxer is Jean-Paul Sartre; the Goalkeeper is Albert Camus; and this book is a philosophical-cum-literary biography of their friendship and rivalry.
Bath Literature Festival: Did Mary Whitehouse have a point when it came to ‘filth’? asks Ben Thompson
Sunday 10 March 2013
Mary Whitehouse was not only a censorious zealot and a thorn in the side of the BBC but she was also a pioneer who pre-empted the Internet age and became a master of image-making, an audience heard today at The Independent Bath Literature Festival.
Sunday 17 February 2013
A new play about a First World War hero strengthens the campaign to award him a Military Cross
Saturday 09 February 2013
One of the BBC's most distinctive radio announcers Patricia Hughes has died at the age of 90, the corporation said today.
Monday 04 February 2013
Picture this scenario. England score four goals in beating Brazil and even have the luxury of missing two penalties. It sounds like the storyline for a video game, yet it happened when the countries first met in 1956.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
TV host Jeremy Kyle is recovering after treatment for testicular cancer.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama comments on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train