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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
    Good titles are hard to find but they make all the difference, writes Emma Brockes.
    Hand to Mouth: The brutal truth about being poor in the US
    Hand to Mouth: The brutal truth about being poor in the US
    Poverty means bad jobs, credit and housing. But even worse is the assumption you aren't trying hard enough, as Linda Tirado's angry memoir proves.
    Sleeping at work now has a name
    Sleeping at work now has a name
    Napping cops have inspired an addition to the workplace lexicon, the term "cooping".
    Zero Dark Thirty: Counting the human cost
    Zero Dark Thirty: Counting the human cost
    Kathryn Bigelow, director of ­Zero Dark Thirty, which some say endorses torture, defends her movie.
    The Hoff takes chest hair and cheesiness to new heights
    The Hoff takes chest hair and cheesiness to new heights
    The 'Baywatch' and 'Knight Rider' star talks frankly about how he has come to terms with the semi-ironic fame he achieved in the past decade.
    'For me, all writing is a process of discovery'
    'For me, all writing is a process of discovery'
    Nadine Gordimer speaks to Emma Brockes about the urge to write, what will happen when Mandela dies, and being a white African.
    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.
    'What happens in war happens'
    'What happens in war happens'
    Photographs of Abu Ghraib abuses shocked the world. Seven were charged, but the face of the scandal will always be Lynndie England.
    Nelson and Naomi
    Nelson and Naomi
    Naomi Campbell refers to Nelson Mandela, as is the custom among famous young women who have met him at least twice, as "granddad". Emma Brockes talks to Ms Campbell, currently in South Africa for the birthday of an old friend.
    The flipside of funny
    The flipside of funny
    Emma Brockes delves into the dark side of legendary director, actor and writer Woody Allen.
    Chomsky: As flaky as the next man
    Chomsky: As flaky as the next man
    Noam Chomsky (76) has been voted the world's top public intellectual by London-based Prospect magazine. But he has no interest in that. He believes that there is a misconception about what it means to be smart. It is not a question of wit, as with number five on the list (Christopher Hitchens) or poetic dash like number four (Vaclev Havel).