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Roger Luckhurst’s study of splatter schlock and ‘cinema vomitif’ should have been livelier.
An ill-conceived bank job provides the backdrop to a wonderful, unashamedly clever novel about capitalism.
The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe.
Did Rupert Murdoch get away with it? Nick Davies gives us the story behind the story.
How Harry Potter has influenced the political values of the Millennial generation.
In the Internet Age, are young people losing the ability to read properly?
Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine’s fierce debate over the French revolution is still influencing the battle between left and right today.
This history of Catholic confession is in large part an impassioned response to sexual abuse by the clergy. But does it focus too much on sex?
How much can we blame the dismal science for the problems of the world – are cold economic calculations taking over our lives?
Richard Ned Lebow imagines how European history would have unfolded if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had not been assassinated in 1914.