Why M R James is still the greatest ghost story writer

Keir Starmer’s weakness is a lack of healthy scepticism for the wisdom of experts

Whose jobs will the new face of No 10 swallow up next?

Maradona’s life was a show, and events over the past few days in Buenos Aires have proven that

I am a half-Jewish product of artificial trees, bagels, White Hart Lane, and of two people who knew little of theology but everything of God’s love

Is London on the verge of another phase of urban decline?

The Covid Recovery Group continues to gather momentum – and the prime minister knows it

If Labour had voted against restrictions, could the Covid rebels have won?

Rising tensions over gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean are fuelled by Erdogan’s dream of expanding Turkey’s borders

Here’s how the new president can unite the country — and pick up votes

Adam LeBor investigates the former communist cult that has found common cause with the prime minister and the Brexiteer Conservative right

Daniel Johnson remembers Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, wise and generous friend, guide and mentor

The race debate has been taken over by grifters with a vested interest in a booming equalities industry

Joseph Connolly treasures his friendship with his literary hero

Smallscreen scriptwriter

Why is it so hard to put rogue companies in the dock?

Why have our great cultural institutions been among the first to fall?

Under Biden, the US will continue amassing a huge deficit. Is it manageable?

The story of wine is a glorious story which illuminates the topics of more conventional histories

Lisa Hilton finds it hard to imagine that this guide will be of actual use to anyone at all

It is the duty of a responsible publisher to reflect the intellectual and social diversity that exists across the world

This is perhaps the only book I have yet read about Amin which gives anything like an accurate assessment of who he was

A new Netflix release has been trailed as a masterpiece, with myriad claims to Oscar recognition, says Christopher Silvester

Digital theatre is now beginning to offer stalls-starved audiences the kind of quality work they would have queued to see live

Michael Prodger on the artists who make huge sums for painting the US flag

How do you love a song you disagree with?

Hephzibah Anderson plants her spring bulbs

Hannah Betts admires a pair of quality-obsessed British labels

Nick Cohen says silent sport needs crowds to give it meaning

Lisa Hilton praises a divine lunch in Santiago de Compostela