The legendary castigation of big, bouncy novels that lack humanity.
Remembering Mary Soames, Churchill's daughter and the grandest of grande dames
Welcome to Militant England
May 10, 2014
The extremist party now appeals to disillusioned voters across the political spectrum and of all classes in the U.K.
Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.
'No Cyber Sex Please, We're British'
July 26, 2013
David Cameron's farcical war on porn.
The MOMA's "Inventing Abstraction" is Exhilirating, Challenging, and Completely Wrong
January 19, 2013
“Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925”
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is in a bind. Not because recent opinion polls put his party a dozen points behind Labour and not even, really, because the British economy continues to splutter along in search of a long overdue recovery.
The Curtains Are Closing on the Julian Assange Show
December 21, 2012
How long will it be before no one cares about Julian Assange?
Richard Burton Was a Great Writer
December 20, 2012
The Richard Burton DiariesEdited by Chris Williams (Yale University Press, 693 pp., $35) JUNE 14, 1969, and for a dawn moment he was calm, remembering Wordsworth and Dylan Thomas: “I love my wife. I love her dearly. Honest. Talk about the beauty, silent, bare.... Sitting on the Thames with the river imitating a blue-grey ghost. My God the very houses seem asleep.