That’s entertainment

‘Vast swathes of the television production community stopped working overnight. Any television show involving camera crews, studio audiences, the general public, travel, or proximity of any kind, was, at best, postponed indefinitely; at worst, cancelled outright’

Murdering reality: the spurious spies of fiction

Hollywood lacks the wit and the will to convey the complexities of the secret world

A hunger for the truth

A film about the the Holodomor’s exposure should prompt debate on the famine-denialist Walter Duranty

The lost boys of the Villa Bencistà

Boys who survived the Holocaust were scattered by chance and design, often finding curious refuges

The delusions of literary dystopias

Anti-Christian bile may be inventive, but it stems from dangerous misunderstandings

The joy of virtual sex

Can society stand by and allow the technology that allows people to simulate sex with their neighbour?

Extremism is good business

Promoting demagogues of Left and Right makes for increased ratings but is bad for democracy

Moral cowardice of conservatives

Eurosceptics lacked the integrity to acknowledge the consequences of leaving the EU’s single market

You too, Polanski

Hollywood has finally washed its hands of a sexual predator, a mere 40 years after his conviction

The madness of Lord Adonis

The centrist ex-minister has joined Left and Right in denouncing the BBC for its political bias

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens