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John Ashbery, 1927–2017

John Ashbery, 1927–2017

Alan Jenkins considers the poet’s work

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Ian Patterson

Twenty Questions with Ian Patterson

If you could make a change to anything you’ve written over the years, what would it be? Never to have revised anything

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What, really, is the purpose of philosophy?

What, really, is the purpose of philosophy?

Carlos Fraenkel argues that philosophers today have long abandoned Plato’s concerns and world view

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God, money, health and happiness

God, money, health and happiness

Andrew Scull surveys the religious movements informed by supposedly scientific theories of well-being

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Terry Pratchett

Pratchett, Kafka, Virgil: Difficult final demands

Stuart Kelly argues we should always follow an author’s last wishes

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From Forever People #3

The persistent influence of Jack Kirby at 100

Peter Hoskin reflects on the work of a comic book artist who was ‘constantly in search of freedom’

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Haunted memories

Haunted memories

Stephanie Kelley considers recent accounts of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s

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Mailer’s Last Interview: On the Village Voice

Mailer’s Last Interview: On the Village Voice

Norman Mailer discusses the paper, which has announced its last print edition, in the months before he died

Twenty questions

Twenty Questions with Andrés Barba

What author do you think is most overrated? I would happily burn the entire work of Benito Pérez Galdós

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Why comic book films are ever more homogenized

Why comic book films are ever more homogenized

Mark Kamine argues that the economics of Hollywood leads to bland, repetitive, pro-capitalist films