Arts & Books
Literary criticism is seldom of use to the common reader. This collection from one of the best of the younger critics is an exception, but not without its flaws.
Opera should stop trying to make itself accessible and accept that it is an inherently difficult and elitist art form
Pamela Meadows welcomes an accessible overview of women and work, but is not convinced by its gloomy picture of a world of workless men and exploited women
The world may be returning to a pre-1929 condition of endemic financial instability. Christopher Huhne considers two proposals to bring order to the markets
Britain's famous obsession with class is, paradoxically, the result of an unusually high level of social mobility
Roger Scruton's exhilarating tirade against modern culture recommends taking refuge in high art. But art won't tell you how to live
On Valentine's Day don't send a card, write a letter. But don't include the most rhythmically unsatisfying phrase in the English language: I love you
Should we censor apparently amoral films such as Pulp Fiction? Or are they challenging us to repudiate their twisted morality?
Richard Jenkyns pokes fun at a Freudian analysis of children's literature