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The Berlin Wall has been gone for over 20 years. But its shadows haven’t. People here talk of the Mauer im Kopf or the Wall
Was leafing through the Royal Academy of Art magazine this week – and encountered this photograph filling a whole page. Was blown away. It’s utterly
I was in Waterstones the other day – and I didn’t buy anything! A remarkable feat. But that’s not because there were no temptations. Whole
Well, I’d missed this one somehow. But thanks to my subscription to the unrivalled Private Eye, I discovered this week (No. 1268, p9) that Richard
If you had to sum up postmodernism in one word, I think a strong (but by no means only) contender would be the word SUSPICION.
In recent months, I’ve been working on the novels of Douglas Coupland, (an author I return to again and again), for a talk i’m giving
Richard Holmes’ magisterial Age of Wonder has worked its magic on me. Having worked my way through it over several weeks before Christmas, many of
When the Mayor of London starts writing about aliens, as Boris Johnson did in yesterday’s Telegraph, you know that something rather extraordinary has happened. (Incidentally,