John Milton

Why Milton still matters

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Paradise Lost can still speak to readers on its 350th anniversary – even if its champions sometimes seem to lose faith

Monstrous, beautiful, damaged people make for tiresome company in Polly Samson’s The Kindness

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Julian is clever, handsome and spoiled, a gilded youth who has all the girls wanting to mother him, and a…

Why calling for an ‘Islamic Reformation’ is lazy and historically illiterate

7 February 2015 9:00 am

What’s wrong with calls for an ‘Islamic Reformation’

Mind your language: Hobson’s choice

22 June 2013 9:00 am

An Iranian on the wireless was complaining that disqualification of presidential candidates had left voters with ‘Hobson’s choice’. No doubt…

Theatre review: Below par Mamet is still more fun than a personal-best performance from a second-rater

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Mamet is back. His 2009 play Race is an offbeat courtroom drama set entirely in a lawyers’ office before the…