Arizona

God is everywhere, sometimes in strange guises, in Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Twenty years ago The Corrections alerted a troubled world to the talents of Jonathan Franzen. Though cruel and funny and…

outcome imaginable

The activist left has been neutered for now

5 November 2020 6:16 am

At the time of writing, several key states are still tabulating or finding votes (depending on what side of the…

president

Our overstimulated president

8 October 2020 2:01 am

Is Donald Trump feeling overstimulated? First he scorned stimulus talks with the Democrats, tweeting on Tuesday afternoon that he was…

deaths

Where are the deaths?

27 June 2020 1:13 am

The coronavirus doomsayers could not even wait until the fall for the apocalyptic announcements of the dreaded second wave. Because…

black vote

Can Trump appeal to America’s black silent minority?

10 June 2020 8:37 am

One of the largest obstacles standing in the way of Donald Trump’s re-election is his weakness in every big city…

biden

Biden bus rolls over Bernie in Florida, Illinois and Arizona

18 March 2020 12:04 pm

Joe Biden is projected to win all three states that voted in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night, advancing his…

A novel take on the Western: Inland, by Téa Obreht, reviewed

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Téa Obreht’s second novel is an expansive and ambitious subversion of Western tropes, set in fin de siècle America. We…

James Turrell interview: ‘I sell blue sky and coloured air’

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Martin Gayford talks to the artist James Turrell, who has lit up Houghton Hall like a baroque firework display