Issue: March 2009

The Anti-Green Ecologist

The Vanishing Face of Gaia by James Lovelock
He Knew He Was Right by John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin

Revolutionary Woman

Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution by Caroline Moorehead

Taking the Biscuit

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton

Postcards From the Damned

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

Why Matter Really Matters

Firing neutrons under Japan may explain why the universe exists

A Fire in a Crowded Theatre

‘More of a fire fighter than a fire starter, Geert Wilders has been caught in the nightmare of a British establishment that can't tell the difference’

Bad Beyond Imagination

Bernhard Schlink's novel, The Reader, is both artistically and morally fraudulent. The oscar-winning film that sprung from it is no better

Love in the Time of Cholera

Death in Venice poses many questions, among them: moustache or no moustache?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"