Laughter, Tears and Rage

The inspiration for sci-fi fantasists, underground storage facilities – born of Cold War paranoia – are now big business

An obscure 19th-century novel exploring the city as a state of mind was a precursor to some of the late 20th-century's most radical writers. It has now been re-issued

Whether pristine or slovenly, a writer's desk is a state of mind

Three new releases of philosophy-inspired music

In his new book Jacques Rancière discusses the democratization of vision

A new book suggests subtitles are not simply translations but passports to foreign worlds.

Tracing the history of surveillance from Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon to the latest in Radio Frequency Identification