In the second instalment of our three-part series on Christmas books for children, Daniel Hahn picks the season’s best titles for ages five to 12
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Monday 09 December 2013
An insight into the mind of a master of the universe was time well spent
Sunday 17 November 2013
The author of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh, is revealing an unexpected soft side to one of his most infamous characters.
Sunday 17 November 2013
The new deluge of TV drama focuses on bleak, murderous intentions but what's happened to the love stories, ask Sarah Hughes
Friday 08 November 2013
Sweden has introduced a test to stamp out gender bias in film, what a relief
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen frustrated with left-back role but accepts sacrifice claims Andre Villas-Boas
Thursday 07 November 2013
Vertonghen has played the last three games out wide in Danny Rose's absence after he picked up a toe injury
Tuesday 15 October 2013
The success of Hammer horror films in the late 1950s horrified critics, who were appalled at the public's sudden thirst for the little company's blood-soaked frighteners, all lurid colour and unfulfilled promises of sex. Like the Carry Ons, the films were reliable and repetitive, put together by a team of old pros who miraculously made entertainment that satisfied thousands of appetites out of loaves and fishes.
Thursday 10 October 2013
Nicholas Hytner's refusal to play safe with the musical genre has been one of the glories of his regime at the National. From Jerry Springer: the Opera to the verbatim-based London Road, he has fostered shows that seek to do daring and original things with the form.
Sunday 01 September 2013
Beetroots and rocket and mustard leaves and radishes. If only I had the gumption to do it myself, says Emma Townshend
Sunday 18 August 2013
'Polyamorous' relationships, involving multiple partners, could become the new normal
Thursday 15 August 2013
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky has said the BBC "forced" her to take part in hit ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
There are many unwritten rules of the internet but the greatest of them is this: art never goes viral. It just doesn’t. If you want something to travel round the world like a particularly virulent strain of glandular fever, it must showcase something “cute” (has ever a word been as freighted as “cute”?), or contain gratuitous violence. Them’s the rules and no mistake.
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