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Video Video Recently it has posted five reviews, from its pages, of classic novels, printed when those books first appeared: The Great Gatsby (an anonymous review, published in 1925), To The Lighthouse (a rave), Nineteen Eighty-Four (reviewed by V.S.
Some of the most important writers and artists in 1920s Leningrad were making picture books for children...Republished by Tate this month, it is an exquisite fragment of early Soviet history made-up of bright, stencil-flat images that resemble
The author, who is to be celebrated in a season of programmes on Radio 4, based the book's torture area, Room 101, on a meeting room in the building that he remembered from his time at the BBC. The adaptation of his dystopian novel will star
There's not necessarily anything revolutionary coming up on the radio in the coming year, but some old dependables are likely to add considerably to our listening pleasure. Take the all-conquering Clare Balding, for example, who will be adding
A demonstrator behind a China flag during a protest at the Japanese embassy, Budapest. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images Japan's putative "grabbing" of the Senkaku Islands has been shrilly reported in Chinese media this past month .
Joseph Stalin in Tsaritsin, 1918 Victor Serge declared himself to be 'an avowed and unequivocal dissident, whom only force can silence'. Photograph: Corbis At university in the early 1980s, I was privileged to witness an exchange between a friend of
Rating George Orwell ranks with William Shakespeare among the sharpest (and most sardonic) literary observers of what the biologist Desmond Morris called The Human Zoo. After one long piercing look at a modern such zoo called Kenya, Orwell would
Amelia Gentleman's articles 'bring us almost painfully close to subjects that are too often ignored', judges said. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian The Guardian 's Amelia Gentleman has won the Orwell journalism prize for a series of articles
Kurt Hutton/Getty Images There are only so many good ideas in the world, one supposes. This might explain why revisiting and retracing is such a popular artistic and literary endeavour high, low and middlebrow. It might be Dara O'Briain and Griff
Sheldon S. Wolin, in his book Managed Democracy And The Specter Of Inverted Totalitarianism offers some particularly powerful points that resonate in Canada’s current political environment.http://voiceofniagara.files.wordpress.