Stuart Jeffries

The Muslims who shaped America

From brain surgeons to comedians and sporting heroes, the United States would be a poorer place if Donald Trump had his way.

What happened to BlackBerry?

The once high-tech tool of world leaders and the financial elite has lost its cutting-edge reputation, aspirational appeal and its customers.

Communism makes a comeback

There has been renewed interest in the ideology, particularly among young people in the West, writes Stuart Jeffries.

How The Artist’s director silenced the critics

Friends laughed at Michel Hazanavicius when they heard of his plans to circumvent movie history.

Caging the adrenal boy

He's aiming to crack Hollywood, but Tom Hardy is getting typecast as a thug. Can he escape?

The drama of difference

How do you turn the July 7 London bombings into a film? Director Rachid Bouchareb tells <b>Stuart Jeffries</b> how it all started.

How to lose a World Cup match with savoir-faire

Without wishing to sound too much like Rex Harrison, let me ask this: Why can't the English be more like the French?

‘Slow bonfire of authors’

As a bookshop chain grows bigger, the more it seems to lose its soul. <em>Stuart Jeffries</em> asks what effect this has on publishing.

More awesome than Precious

Gabby Sidibe's performance in the acclaimed film, <em>Precious</em>, has made her an unlikely star. But she is nothing like her screen persona.

The superstars who hate their sports

Why would a great sportsman hate his sport? Why wouldn't he love doing something for a living that makes many of us sick with envy?

The app economy

One day, Lance Stewart was trying to get out of the tube station in a hurry. "I got off the train and suddenly found myself behind a huge crowd."

Karl Marx: A breakdown

As the global financial crisis tightens its grip, sales of Karl Marx's <i>Das Kapital</i> are booming. Stuart Jeffries offers this handy primer.

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