1968: the year that changed America

The cliche says that if you can recollect the Sixties, you werent really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg recollects the decades most explosive year are you all right indeed Where were you in the 1960 s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A young adult? Were you already old enough to…

From Circe to Clinton: why powerful women are cast as witches

A misogynist insult in Washington and Westminster, a force for good in Hollywood for centuries, witches have represented dread of assertive girls. But why does the stereotype persist? During the 2016 US presidential election, American social media was inundated with images of Hillary Clinton wearing a black hat and riding a broom, or else cackling…

From Circe to Clinton: why powerful girls are cast as witches

A misogynist insult in Washington and Westminster, a force for good in Hollywood for centuries, witches have represented fear of assertive females. But why does the stereotype persist? During the 2016 US presidential election, American social media was flooded with images of Hillary Clinton wearing a black hat and riding a broom, or else cackling…

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton review- no twinge of repentance

The presidential candidate blames everyone but herself for her shock defeat to Trump in this hubristic memoir In common with everyone who is likely to read this review, I mourned when Hillary Clinton lost the election last November. Now there is an extra reason for unhappines: with time on her hands, the woman who was…

The Obama years: novelists assess his legacy

Expectations were sky high when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. As his word draws to a close, has he disappointed or delivered? Novelists in America appraise him Tobias Wolff: The coolness of his style has led to a lack of kudo for what he has achieved Tobias Wolff is best known for his…

From Circe to Clinton: why powerful girls are cast as witches

A misogynist insult in Washington and Westminster, a force for good in Hollywood for centuries, witches have personified dread of assertive females. But why does the stereotype persist? During the 2016 US presidential election, American social media was flooded with images of Hillary Clinton wearing a black hat and riding a broom, or else cackling…

Caitlin Moran:’ Were I not a novelist, I’d have the peachy, zingy buttocks of Gigi Hadid’

The author on writing for money, painful posture and having novelists block simply the once As with all novelists, I read a great deal about the craft of writing. Not because I want to learn from other writers its simply because its the most virtuous and inarguable route of procrastinating. I CANT POSSIBLY WRITE A…