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Electronic music owes an incomprehensible debt of gratitude to Kraftwerk. Four electrotechpopmeisters from the Rhineland took their vision of music...
In recent times of drugs seasons, exclusives and general moral panic, Stuart Walton delivers a thought-provoking and highly readable account of the...
Self-styled Underground philosopher Christopher Ross tells it like it is, through the eyes of a bottom-rung station assistant at Oxford Circus,...
The trials, tribulations and downright bitchiness of the UK's weather will be no stranger to those of us posted northside of Hastings. And anyone...
Recently published in paperback, this excellent collection of interviews by reggae historian David Katz is a significant step in the archiving of...
'Travelling is for people who don't know how to be happy,' observes a character in the second story of Nell Freudenberger's collection. It's a neat...
The measured decision to publish The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst's exquisite fourth novel, to coincide with the 25th anniversary...
The undeveloped backwater that has escaped infestation by jaded backpackers and tedious soul-searching students clutching the contents of their...
You can imagine the Faber editors salivating at the prospect of this book. 'Snow angered Islamists and Westernised Turks alike when it came...
Jack Rathbone's 'malarial' paintings may materialise from the muddy swamps of Port Mungo, the Honduran river town of the title, but it is the...
In his socio-anthropological history of man's insatiable appetite for orgasm, Jonathan Margolis evaluates centuries of rather dry academic...
This first novel by Benjamin Markovits signals the arrival of a first-rate talent. The Syme Papers is an academic romance reminiscent of AS...
How Pornoland inspired Martin Amis' latest novel, Yellow Dog.
Benny Poteat is a watcher. He watches from the sidelines, through car windows, from the safety of his house – but mostly Benny watches from...
Martin Amis and pornography go together like a hand inside a lubed-up, latex glove. Think of the succession of set-piece fantasies in his cocksure...
Who won between Madonna and musical cyber-pirates? And is Richard Branson really a tightwad?
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