The battle between Hinault and Lemond in the 1986 Tour is an archetypal story: the old king and the young pretender.
A fictional detective who tracks down lost records and gets into—and out of—trouble as a result. What’s not to like?
David Bowie became a star in eighteen months. He spent the rest of his career trying to refuse the narratives of stardom.
Suspicion is a 1950s detective novel by the Swiss writer Friedrich Durrenmatt that combines noir and metaphysics. Good call by Pushkin Press to republish an English translation.
All professional cyclists crash, and they crash often. It’s hard to think of another sport where everyday calamity is such an ordinary part of the routine.
It’s well written, but it’s hard to care about many of the characters. I’d have happily killed off the self-regarding Dupayne family in the first chapters.
One From The Other is set in the ambiguous demi-monde of Germany’s post-war reconstruction. Beautifully plotted and well written.
Since it’s Easter Monday, it seems appropriate to share the lyric of “Search and Destroy“, words by Clive James, music … More
Dan Hancox’ The Village Against The World (Verso, 2014) is an account of Marinaleda, the anarcho-syndicalist village (my label) … More
The Cartoons Editor of the New Yorker looks at about 1,000 cartoons a week, and passes on 50 to the Editor, who will use about 17.