Arts & Books
Individuals may not own countries any more, but land inequity is still a huge problem in both poor and rich nations. Is it time for a progressive land tax?
Thomas Pynchon's new novel is full of sharp jokes and gorgeous writing—but it is also incoherent and emotionally distancing. Is the journey worth it?
After some spectacular flops in 2006, the celebrity memoir has been declared dead. But the man who helped to create the genre reckons we shouldn't write it off yet
While enjoying American support and largesse, Pakistan's president has crushed domestic opposition and done little to combat religious extremism
Scientists are attempting to create an entirely new kind of computer, one based on the building blocks of life. But don't get rid of your laptop just yet
Arriving in London as a young man, Robert Hughes embraced 1960s excess. But it was his repressive Jesuit upbringing that made him the critic he is
In Peter Morgan's domestic-sized dramas, our leaders emerge as fallible, even loveable figures. But his work is not as reactionary as it seems
Film festivals were created to promote what the mainstream ignores. But have their heads been turned too much by the glitter of Hollywood?
Douglas Gordon is Scotland's Damien Hirst. The difference is, Hirst is loved by dealers and Gordon by galleries—he is the Zen master of conceptual Scotart