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Most of the rules enforced by pedants are pointless or outdated. But here are a few that may be useful

Direct funding, not tax breaks to be exploited by accountants, is the best way for government to help the arts

Now a play about Islamic State has been cancelled, we can’t question its director’s dubious assumptions

New media technologies allow us to listen only to those we agree with. Journalists must fight that tendency

Having stolen a Klimt masterpiece, the Nazis could only show it if they hid the Jewish identity of its subject

Deeyah Khan’s groundbreaking documentary on British jihadists
will satisfy neither Left nor Right

The stifling right-wing press has adopted a cultish refusal to publish one good word about the BBC

Scottish nationalism has destroyed civility north of the border, putting journalists in the firing line

Online news’ thirst for traffic has sidelined polemics and transformed journalists into thieves and liars

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, superbly adapted for television, is brilliant because it defies easy definition