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Kate Bush will release a book of lyrics, called How To Be Invisible, this month.

When Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights as her debut single in 1978, it did not happen without a fight. She supposedly railed against her record lab(...)

Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson

There has already been some controversy about the marketing of Lenny Abrahamson’s impressively clammy follow-up to the all-conquering Room. The poster(...)

Norah Lange: renders a claustrophobic, feminine world where something awful and unknowable is happening

If the task of an introduction is to whet the reader’s appetite for the pages to come, Cesar Aira’s summary of Norah Lange’s modernist novel seems to (...)

Sergio G Sánchez, hitherto best known for writing JA Bayona’s influential horror film The Orphanage, has not moved far from his discomfort zone with h(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project set in the shadows of Orlando’s Disney World, where the hotels that once catered to budget-minded tourists are filled with homeless welfare families

It’s a balmy May night on the French Riviera and more than 1,000 people are snaked around the streets of Cannes hoping to get in the most buzzed-about(...)

American author Henry James in the early 20th century. Photograph: William M Van der Weyde/George Eastman House/Getty Images

Although I often feel that I have been reading him since I was in the cradle, the somewhat embarrassing fact is that I came late to Henry James. It wa(...)

Peter OReilly, Benjamin Russell and Christopher Cull in    Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

Opera in the cinema may be all the rage. But opera on television has a much longer history, dating back to the earliest days of the medium in the 1930(...)

The Palais Rose, a pink-marble reproduction of the Versailles Trianon, was the last of the belle époque palaces, an the scene of many lavish soirees.

The 1895 marriage of the American railway heiress Anna Gould to the French count Boniface “Boni” de Castellane was the quintessential meeting of Old (...)

This is a new year to take charge of your life and embrace the frightening changes you might have been putting off.

I have always found New Year’s Eve, and the days that flank it, a little bit depressing. Rather than looking forward to a new year, I’ll fixate on peo(...)

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