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Light fantastic: Shirazeh Houshiary’s east window

St Martin-in-the-Fields: the ‘Church of the Ever Open Door’

8 December 2018 9:00 am

St Martin’s really did once stand in the fields, just as nearby Haymarket was a market selling hay. But the…

Money is already draining from Britain but because of Corbyn, not Brexit

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Money is already draining from Britain, but not because of Brexit

Does Putin intend to go to war with Ukraine?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Will Russia and Ukraine end up at war?

A biographer’s tale: beware of meeting your literary heroes

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Writing biographies is bracing work

Forget Brexit – Italy's populists are a far bigger problem for the EU

1 December 2018 9:00 am

The EU has bigger concerns than Brexit

Homelessness isn’t a government priority. It should be

1 December 2018 9:00 am

We need a new approach to homelessness

Spilling ink: Lee Child [AXEL DUPEUX]

Lee Child: How to write – and get revenge

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Lee Child has sold around 100 million books. How does he do it?

It is the sky that dominates on the Isle of Grain

The Isle of Grain

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Perched on the edge of the Medway about 15 miles from Rochester is the Isle of Grain, a mass of…

May’s legacy: her Brexit deal could crush the Tories

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The PM will leave the Tory party more divided over Europe than ever

Anger? Yes. But in another country, leaving the EU would mean bloodshed

24 November 2018 9:00 am

What is really dividing Britain?

The Democrats’ obsession with Beto O’Rourke is a sign they’re in trouble

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Progressive America is going wild for a Texan congressman

Leo Varadkar has done his absolute best to damage Brexit

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Leo Varadkar has done his absolute best to damage Brexit

Why are the middle classes so obsessed with schools?

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The British obsession with schools is boring

May’s Brexit deal: the legal verdict

24 November 2018 9:00 am

We will be bound as vassals to the EU indefinitely

Friendly and modest: Patricia Highsmith

In defence of Patricia Highsmith

24 November 2018 9:00 am

A new play, Switzerland, which opened in the West End this month, seems to have demonised Patricia Highsmith once again.…

In China’s new surveillance state, everyone will be watched, reviewed and rated

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The dark side of China’s high-tech society

Social credit is just one part of China’s new state control

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Social credit is just one part of the new state control

My one-night stand-up hell

17 November 2018 9:00 am

My awful maiden stand-up gig

How BlackRock became a sanctuary for clean-cut bankers and dormant politicians

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The investment management corp is finally under scrutiny

The Ivy League's dirty secret

17 November 2018 9:00 am

US university admissions are anything but meritocratic

Dangerous minds

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Searching for the origins of psychotic violence

The defeat of Boudica is believed to have been fought on Watling Street

The Roman road that came to define Britain

17 November 2018 9:00 am

All roads lead to Rome, the saying goes. Well, all roads except for the Roman road of Watling Street, which…

Brexit is served – and neither option is palatable

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Both of Theresa May’s choices are unpalatable

Decline and fall: why America always thinks it’s going the way of Rome

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Americans always think their republic is going the same way as Rome

Standing in front of my great-uncle’s grave, we thought: I’m so sorry it took us so long

10 November 2018 9:00 am

My family’s belated visit to the corner of a foreign field