"The comfort from comfort foods is gone when big corporations try to fob off profit-maximising as their generosity"
"Lazy, prophecy-based storytelling is a modern invention... today's fantasy fiction should take more inspiration from the past"
"There is a general refusal to question the ‘sexting’ culture of young men and women, with its pressures to perform"
"Daniel Day-Lewis’ incarnation reminded me of Lincoln in Disney World’s Hall of Presidents: lifelike, but a spectacle only"
"Does the bloody revenge in Django Unchained make up for the extended racial humiliation that precedes it?"
"Has the appearance of western affluence and shared consumer totems made it easier to turn a blind eye to protest in the Middle East?"
Samira Ahmed visits Brunel's Bristol, and finds two versions of history...
"It must have been a strange experience for Landau, whose greatest roles and critical recognition have only come after 60"
Perhaps what 007 needs is a return to the confidence of the old days. But maybe he could take on the bankers this time...
"It soon becomes clear that what makes a 'sustainable' theatre is only partly about green design. Theatres can and should be at the forefront of civic life"
"Abortion rights, sperm-donor anonymity, overpopulation - women as incubators is an enduring scientific obsession"
When should you take a moral stand? City bankers, No 10 policy-makers, and editors of lads' mags are in the dock...
"A public clock is like a living machine – somehow tuned into the frequency of the universe, and with formidable power"
"I can't help thinking the Bronte sisters would have been great Warhammer enthusiasts"
What can we learn from cinema of the past?
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