Arts & Books
Hollywood's blend of art house originality and narrative drive
Saluting Anthony Gottlieb's new history of philosophy from 600 BC to the Renaissance
Zadie Smith's "White Teeth" is the latest in a new genre of over-heated realist novels. Are they just imitating Dickens without the emotional force?
The "Holocaust industry" is driven by American and Israeli interests. But, says Samuel Brittan, no one can fully explain why it took so long to emerge
After the scowling and strutting of Britpop the new thing in pop music is a bumbling, self-effacing naïvety. Whimsical, romantic lyrics are back too
The seats are comfy, the theatre is warm, and you ate before the show
A widely acclaimed book on the EU is ten years out of date