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The Evolution of Everything - Matt Ridley

Best-selling author Matt Ridley publishes “The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge”

Matt Ridley, the New York Times best-selling author of “The Rational Optimist”, has returned with a fascinating argument for evolution that aims to dispel a “dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.” His new book, “The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge” (HarperCollins, 2015) argues that humanity’s most important achievements

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Adair Turner set to publish highly acclaimed new book ‘Between debt and the Devil’.

Lord Adair Turner was made Chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis hit in 2008.  Since then he has played a leading role in redesigning the global financial regulatory system.  In his new book, ‘Between debt and the Devil’, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crash –

Justin Marozzi wins Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje prize for “Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood”

Justin Marozzi wins Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje prize for “Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood”

Justin Marozzi, expert commentator on ISIS and the Middle East, has won the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje prize for his book “Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood”. The £10,000 award goes to the book – fiction, non-fiction or poetry – that best evokes the “spirit of a place”. Praised by judges as a “truly monumental

Evan Roth - Voices over the Horizon - Photo credit: Carroll/Fletcher Gallery

“Voices Over the Horizon”: Evan Roth explores the internet with ghost-hunting equipment in his latest solo exhibition

It’s not too late to catch Evan Roth‘s latest exhibition – “Voices Over the Horizon” – at the Carroll / Fletcher gallery in London. It documents the Paris-based American artist’s journey to find the internet’s hidden infrastructure. If you’re familiar with Evan’s work, you know much of it centres around the way technology has sneakily and pervasively wiggled

Obama commemorating 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday at Selma - Photo credit: AP Photo/Bill Frakes

Political analyst Zerlina Maxwell flies with President Obama to witness history in Selma

Zerlina Maxwell, a leading political analyst, travelled on Air Force One with President Obama on a trip to Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Writing about the experience for Essence Magazine, Zerlina notes that whilst some “cynics may declare that ‘nothing has changed,’ the sentiment didn’t seem to be consistent with reality as they flew to what used to be the

Steven Poole warns about the rise of "Growthspeak"

Beware of “growthspeak” warns Steven Poole, an expert on the manipulative power of language

Steven Poole, a frequent cultural commentator and critically acclaimed author of “Unspeak” (2006), has warned that as the UK election draws near, it is going to be difficult to avoid an avalanche of Growthspeak. He notes that the term economic “growth” is so familiar we can easily forget that it’s a metaphor, and is quick to point out

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