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Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

    A book should wear its talent on its (jacket) sleeve
    A book should wear its talent on its (jacket) sleeve
    We are at what seems to be a low point in the history of book titles. Good titles are hard to find, but they make all the difference. Take Timothy...
    Hand to Mouth: The brutal truth about being poor in the US
    Hand to Mouth: The brutal truth about being poor in the US
    Linda Tirado is angry. In fact she's furious – about her life, her job, her health. Most of all, she is furious that the country she lives in makes...
    Sleeping at work now has a name
    Sleeping at work now has a name
    Some years ago, I worked in an office where the second floor bathroom had a shower room attached, with just enough floor space to accommodate a...
    Zero Dark Thirty: Counting the human cost
    Zero Dark Thirty: Counting the human cost
    When Osama bin Laden was killed by United States special forces two years ago, Kathryn Bigelow was deep in preparations for a movie about the...
    The Hoff takes chest hair and cheesiness to new heights
    The Hoff takes chest hair and cheesiness to new heights
    David Hasselhoff, psyched from jet lag and a morning can of Red Bull, bounces into the living room of his home in Los Angeles in the United States...
    'For me, all writing is a process of discovery'
    'For me, all writing is a process of discovery'
    Nadine Gordimer is 87 this year and as resistant to autobiography as ever.
    Life's indivisible explosions
    Life's indivisible explosions
    Marilynne Robinson, who has just won the Orange Prize, shuns big clichéd adventures and chooses to focus on the small, quiet dramas, writes...
    'What happens in war happens'
    'What happens in war happens'
    The road to Fort Ashby, West Virginia, runs through Mineral County, an area of freezing grey farmland and barrack-style bungalows, where the sign...
    Nelson and Naomi
    Nelson and Naomi
    She is not wearing make-up. Her hair hangs loose in strands around a face the shape of an Edvard Munch. For the past 90 minutes, Naomi Campbell has...
    The flipside of funny
    The flipside of funny
    Woody Allen has been playing himself for so many years now that one wonders if his personality might, at some stage, actually run out. He admits...
    Chomsky: As flaky as the next man
    Chomsky: As flaky as the next man
    Despite his belief that most journalists are unwitting upholders of Western imperialism, Noam Chomsky, the radical's radical, agrees to see me at...
    No forgiveness
    No forgiveness
    Salman Rushdie's parents used to tell him that, as a child, he always wanted to be a writer, although he has no memory of that. He thought of it...