What do the "culture palaces" of the 20th century tell us about the world today?
Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses her new book, on the importance of fiction to democracy.
Allegations of an Islamist plot to take over Birmingham schools caused a national outcry. What really happened?
As always, the devil is in the detail.
A new report by Oxfam heralds a sea change in attitudes towards inequality.
Kenan Malik’s ambitious new history of ethics makes the case that they are not.
For a visitor accustomed to the cult of the individual, the ordering of experience in Chinese art can be disarming.
One reason people leave religions behind is to escape the rules they impose on daily life. But does humanism have its own codes?
Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Three scientists talk through big recent developments in their fields.
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