A case of buyer’s remorse? The “useless” Tories are alienating new voters in the North and locking down the areas least likely to cope

There is little about our current dilemmas that our parents and grandparents have not already confronted and survived

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens

Traditionalists and radicals battled for the future of verse in the “poetry wars” of the 1970s

Wagner’s comedy is sometimes accused of being antisemitic. But does the evidence stack up?

Britain’s already beleaguered cinema sector has been plunged into an existential crisis. It should be the moment for all those who love film to rally to the cinematic cause

“It appears to have been a sense that it was all becoming too easy that prompted Tom Stoppard to resolve, on his 23rd birthday, to give up journalism and write a play”