This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.
The wrong people are on TV.
The longing for victimhood that preoccupies the right reflects not merely an attempt to distract from the realities of power, but a basic lack of resilience among older white males.
Cashmere, "sous-vide" beef and sea views -- Joe Hockey lives in a fantasy land for the cloistered elite. No wonder he doesn't understand economic hardship.
Why has Salman Rushdie accepted a knighthood, an honour which all his writings reject? Both of Midnight’s Children became republics. How can the voice of the end of empire bend the knee to the embodiment of racist privilege?