You know what it’s like. This is the year. This is going to be the one. This year I’ve got a plan. This is going to be the year I’ll read this and I’ll read that. This’ll be my year of Dickens. Or ...
This week we publish Lawfare by Geoffrey Robertson KC, a free-speech champion who has challenged literary censorship, state secrecy and the abuse of the law of libel by the rich and infamous ...
Last night I went to the Whitechapel Gallery, to a great gala to celebrate the American artist Jenny Holzer, best known (to me at least) for her provocative, ironic slogans written on, or projected ...
Meditations on Keats’s poems, and a new account of his last days ...
A few days ago, I went to a retirement party for a wonderful BBC radio producer, Beaty Rubens, who has made some stunning programmes over the past few decades. They included Glad to be Grey about grey ...
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“I find that I absolutely shrink from the dark season.” So writes the doomed Archdeacon Haynes, the protagonist of M. R. James’s short story from 1910 “The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral”, of that ...
The project of rethinking human relationships with non-human animals is informed by reports and reflections of many kinds – in science, philosophy, literature and natural history – and the occasional ...