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Man Booker prize 2017: from Abraham Lincoln to Brexit Britain

The ‘transcultural’ shortlist offers riches galore by first timers and old masters What do book prizes have to do with serious literature? On the long view, the answer is: not much. Even the immensely distinguished Nobel prize, which has just delighted many British readers with its choice of Kazuo Ishiguro, …

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Patients in England to be quizzed over their sexuality

From 2019, people visiting their GP or hospital may be asked to confirm whether they are straight, gay, bisexual or other Family doctors, nurses and other medical staff in England will be able to quiz patients on their sexual orientation under government plans. People over the age of 16 visiting …

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St Vincent: Masseduction review – fun but challenging

(Caroline International)With giddy highs and dark lows, Annie Clark’s new album is the mischievous singer’s most direct yet In 1978, the porn mag Hustler ran one of the most infamous magazine covers in history – a woman’s legs sticking out of a meat-grinder. It played on the idea that the …

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