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Sunday, July 23rd

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

“A woman sitting alone, doing nothing”

Tilly Nevin reviews Mary Ruefle’s stunning and startling new collection 'My Private Property'

Iris Murdoch’s Oxford Life

Benn Sheridan reflects on Iris Murdoch's life and work in the final instalment of Through the Looking Glass

Were the Nazis on drugs?

The Nazi regime was permeated with drugs, from morphine to heroin, taken by almost everyone in the Reich, from soldiers to housewives. This shocking...

A rhetorical revolution on Trump?

Ethan Croft explores the academic discussion of Donald Trump's election and administration

Is it wrong for a dictionary to offend me?

Laura Wilsmore questions the OED’s newly-added definition of ‘Essex girl’

Between the World and Ta-Nehisi Coates

Altair Brandon-Salmon on an autobiographical look at American racism

The science books that every non-scientist should read

Rosalie Wells lists the best science and medicine books to read this summer

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Interview: A.C. Grayling

John Maier in conversation with A.C. Grayling about New Atheism, analytic philosophy, and the EU
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“An ethereal but disillusioned fairytale grounded in historical reality”

Katie Sayer highly recommends 'Yank!', a new musical about gay subculture in the US military during WW2

Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3: this summer’s prime animated franchises

Jonnie Barrow reviews the newest instalments of two popular animated trilogies

Balliol appoints first female Master

Dame Helen Ghosh will be the first woman to hold the position in the college's 750-year history

Who is Edward Enninful?

Nicole Rayment takes a look at British Vogue's new helmsman and the potential for change he brings with him

Criticism of Diane Abbott is rooted in racism and misogyny

Chris Goring argues that we must start a conversation about online abuse in both the political left and right