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Jenny Diski's brave scepticism

Jenny Diski's essays, fiction and non-fiction break down the idea of genre itself.

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Education & Children
Deep Springs

Re-thinking the university

It's time to stop adopting an endless stream of top-down, homogeneous solutions. Could micro-universities be the answer?

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Culture
Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski's brave scepticism

Jenny Diski's essays, fiction and non-fiction break down the idea of genre itself.

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Culture
Satire

The strange death of British satire

Satire today is dominated by a narrow elite. No longer a threat to authority, it is a means for the establishment to protect itself.

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Culture
Mad MAx

Mad Max and the function of cinematic dystopia

Dystopian films reflect the anxieties of their times; but the best ones sneak the message in through the back door.

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Culture
Cover

Bodies and antibodies

A new book by Eula Biss blends the personal and the political to examine the issues surrounding immunisation.

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Mind, Body & Life
Martin Rowson cartoon

It might be time to hang up my dancing shoes

After taking a tumble, Laurie Taylor discovers a critical new life point.

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Culture
Pasolini

Salò: The unseen movie

Pasolini’s shocking film, Salò, was banned in the UK for 25 years. But if we can’t laugh at it, we are missing the point.

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Ideas
Spanner

In a word: fix

Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.

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Ideas
Illustration

What a way to make a living

Today, our sense of identity is intimately linked to our work. It’s a dangerous trend, warns the Italian philosopher Bifo.

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