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Next Thursday, staff at UK universities will begin a wave of strike action in defence of our pensions. Fourteen days of strikes will roll across... [Read More]
When the Ministry of Defence sold its armed forces housing in 1996, it already looked a bad deal: 57,000 houses were sold for £30,000 each,... [Read More]
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Relations between the anointed 'representative' writer and those who are denied this privilege by white gatekeepers are notoriously prickly. Coates, a self-made writer, is particularly... [Read More]
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On the night flight down from Kuwait, along the Saudi coast past Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE, a seafront once dotted with tiny fishing villages... [Read More]
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'There is a variable delicate friction between the interests of wives, husbands and children, and between human beings and nature,' Penelope Fitzgerald wrote in a... [Read More]
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Pamela Mastropietro, an 18-year-old from Rome, left the rehab clinic where she'd been staying in the province of Macerata, in central Italy, on 29 January.... [Read More]
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'There's a writer in England called … er, Peter Ackroyd,' David Bowie said in a short film he made in 2003, 'who wrote a book... [Read More]
When Joe Orton was in Tangier, he noted down the following exchange:... [Read More]
The 17th-century antiquary John Selden spent his life deciphering Greek inscriptions and interpreting Near Eastern myths. No scholar of his time had more experience with... [Read More]
Kate Atkinson is in no danger of prosecution for misrepresenting goods. Life after Life does exactly what it says on the spine of the book,... [Read More]
Jonathan Meades's eulogy was read at Gavin Stamp's funeral in Camberwell on 25 January by Otto Saumarez Smith. There are millions of people who feel deeply... [Read More]
'Getting to Mars' is the dream's deceptively simple shorthand. It crucially leaves out 'and getting back again'. The outward journey alone will take two years.... [Read More]
'Reason I canceled my trip to London,' Donald Trump tweeted last month, 'is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having... [Read More]
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The story reveals the extent to which British society in the 1920s clung to certain beliefs about women and language. One of these prejudices, fiercely... [Read More]
'There are people,' Roland Barthes wrote, 'who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport.' It is possible that those who put together the recent successful... [Read More]
The United States is widely believed to have acquired a New Economy, having achieved the longest economic expansion in its history and the lowest unemployment... [Read More]
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