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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. April 19, 2013

    After Orwell

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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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”...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. July 10, 2010

    Between the Sheets

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

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  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. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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...

  38. October 18, 2006

    P&G takes shoppers to another world in war of the brands

    A Martian war machine, stainless steel and 5m tall, stands incongruously next to a multi-storey car park in the Surrey town...

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