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    1. October 10, 2014

      ‘The Making of Home’, by Judith Flanders

      The 20th-century modernist architectural project has largely not succeeded in persuading us that the home should be, as Le...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 7, 2014

      Standing on the shoulders of cryptocurrency giants

      Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the LA-based man that Newsweek alleged on Thursday was the probable creator of the Bitcoin...

    1. May 10, 2013

      Heads in the clouds

      Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, by Richard Holmes, William Collins, RRP£25, 404 pages In December 1783, Benjamin...

    2. April 19, 2013

      After Orwell

      On the evening of Margaret Thatcher’s death, BBC2 broadcast a special edition of Newsnight. The novelist chosen to...

    3. January 15, 2012

      The job: House historian

      Melanie Backe-Hansen, House Historian I spend my days sifting through old maps, deeds, census data and electoral records in...

    4. September 30, 2011

      Small talk: Magnus Mills

      Bus driver by day, novelist by night, Magnus Mills was born in Birmingham in 1954 and brought up in Bristol. He has produced...

    5. July 2, 2011

      Gazelle Twin: The Entire City

      Gazelle Twin The Entire City Gazelle Twin’s debut album comes armed with forbidding cultural references. The Entire City...

    6. April 1, 2011

      Why writers can see the future

      In the Tintin comic book Destination Moon, written in 1952, Professor Calculus tells Tintin and Captain Haddock that he is...

    7. March 25, 2011

      A Man of Parts

      A Man of Parts: A Novel, by David Lodge, Harvill Secker, RRP£18.99, 576 pages “Who would read a novel if we were permitted...

    8. February 7, 2011

      The Language Wars

      The Language Wars: A History of Proper English, by Henry Hitchings, John Murray, RRP£17.99, 408 pages The word “proper”...

    9. January 31, 2011

      Jamrach’s Menagerie

      Jamrach’s Menagerie, by Carol Birch, Canongate, RRP£12.99, 341 pages On Nantucket Island, they told a story about the town...

    10. January 21, 2011

      The Immortalization Commission

      The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, by John Gray, Allen Lane, RRP £18.99, 288...

    11. November 25, 2010

      The Invisible Man, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

      Magic tricks: Gary Wilmot as Thomas Marvel You can always rely on the Chocolate Factory to come up with something a little...

    12. November 15, 2010

      Technology enhances but never substitutes

      Visions of a bright new future have long been linked to the increased use of technology. From HG Wells to The Jetsons,...

    13. November 5, 2010

      Downstairs at Downton: saintly, stoic, morally superior

      Downton Abbey (ITV1 Sundays) finishes this weekend, and I will not betray its ending. But I will revise an early dismissive...

    14. October 8, 2010

      Outside Edge: Franzen’s focus puts others in the shade

      One hundred years ago, Somerset Maugham, already the darling of the London literary set, was lucky to get fifty quid as an...

    15. August 25, 2010

      Pioneering analytical economist who retained human touch

      Chris Freeman, who has died aged 88, was a pioneer in the economics of innovation and founder of the Science Policy Research...

    16. July 10, 2010

      Between the Sheets

      Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20thCentury Women Writers, by Lesley McDowell, Duckworth Overlook,...

    17. February 27, 2010

      No jacket required

      The Oxford Companion to the Book Edited by Michael F Suarez SJ and Henry Woudhuysen Oxford £195, 2 vols, 1,408 pages FT...

    18. April 2, 2009

      Can Obama make the difference?

      In his account of the ill-fated London economic conference in 1933, the author HG Wells described how the world looked to...

    19. February 21, 2009

      Radio choice Martin Hoyle

      It's official: the weekend regularly provides the best radio drama and proves yet again that you don't miss the pictures,...

    20. January 31, 2009

      Radio choice - Martin Hoyle

      On Saturday, Radio 3's Giovanni's House: Italian Opera and Casa Ricordi (12.15pm) is digestible, indeed appetising,...

    21. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2008

      A jolly exchange from the Lords

      Andrew Adonis: transport minister, historian, stand-up artist? Lord Krebs: What does the Minister intend to do about local...

    22. July 26, 2008

      TV films

      Die Hard (ITV2 Saturday 10.05pm) may have spawned three inferior sequels, but the original, in which John McClane (Bruce...

    23. June 7, 2008

      The Truth Is Out There - Part II

      If the 9/11 truth movement is fighting a kind of asymmetric war against official sources of knowledge, it is also battling...

    24. March 14, 2008

      Bomb damage

      Hiroshima: The World’s Bomb By Andrew J. Rotter OUP £16.99, 368 pages FT bookshop price: £13.59 Arsenals of Folly: The...

    25. January 5, 2008

      'I'm just a garrulous old woman'

      The Bloomsbury Group was best known for fluid passions, painting and pacifism. At its heart were the sisters Virginia Woolf...

    26. January 5, 2008

      ‘I’m just a garrulous old woman’

      The Bloomsbury Group was best known for fluid passions, painting and pacifism. At its heart were the sisters Virginia Woolf...

    27. December 15, 2007

      Iron Curtain

      Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War By Patrick Wright OUP £18.99, 488 pages FT bookshop price: £15.19 In March 1946, at...

    28. September 8, 2007

      Beat the clock

      The New Time Travellers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics by David Toomey W.W. Norton £15.99, 391 pages FT bookshop...

    29. September 6, 2007

      A better burger thanks to data crunching

      HG Wells foresaw a time when what he called "statistical thinking" would play a key role in the running of society. Those...

    30. September 5, 2007

      Book review: A better burger thanks to data crunching

      HG Wells foresaw a time when what he called “statistical thinking” would play a key role in the running of society. Those...

    31. July 21, 2007

      How we learned to start worrying

      Doomsday Men: The Real Dr Strangelove and the Dream of the Superweapon by P.D. Smith Allen Lane £20, 552 pages FT bookshop...

    32. July 6, 2007

      Joy riders

      Some turn to alcohol, some go to a shrink and others still swing a leg over the crossbar and head for the hills. Obsession...

    33. June 16, 2007

      Martin Hoyle RADIO

      Saturday's Radio 4 almost overdoses on technology. In Speak on the Dotted Line (10.30am), Rory Bremner's investigation of...

    34. May 12, 2007

      DVD RELEASES

      The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald, 2006 Fox Kevin Macdonald's assured, fiction feature debut is built around a...

    35. May 7, 2007

      Pick of the Day

      High marks for good intentions, but The History of Mr Polly (ITV1 9.00pm) lacks pace and mood. Lee Evans is H.G. Wells's...

    36. February 9, 2007

      They walk among us

      Science fiction has traditionally looked to space to find metaphors for otherness. Aliens of every conceivable shape, hue...

    37. February 3, 2007

      In brief - Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene, 1936-1987

      Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene, 1936-1987 edited by Ian Thomson Signal Books £12.99,...

    38. November 25, 2006

      CRITICS' CHOICE

      Touching the Void (Saturday C4 7.20pm) is the true account of a truth-defying mountain adventure. It has everything an...

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