Sam Leith

connected lockdown heads covid-19

Heads in the cloud

April 27, 2020 12:57 pm

Life in the age of COVID-19 is connected but unconnected

salman rushdie

The wisdom of Salman

April 24, 2020 12:08 pm

Rushdie on fathers, fictions and fatwas

mathematicians

Coronavirus has made amateur mathematicians of us all

April 9, 2020 12:57 pm

Mathematical models help you to feel like you have a handle on what’s going on

townshend who

Who is he?

February 26, 2020 3:39 pm

The guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend talks to Sam Leith about madness, sleep bubbles and his new novel

nancy drew

Oh Nancy, Nancy!

February 1, 2020 6:14 pm

The mysterious appeal of my first detective: A Slightly Foxed books Essay

james ellroy

‘I was a tortured, obviously brilliant child’

December 20, 2019 9:01 am

James Ellroy talks drugs, God and his father’s penis

hero

Who are today’s fictional heroes?

December 19, 2019 9:00 am

The Hero by Lee Child reviewed

centrist dad

Sordid confessions of a Centrist Dad

November 14, 2019 9:38 am

I have taken to seeking out short films of taboo figures like Tony Blair and Barack Obama, being maturely analytical and thrillingly reasonable

john cleese

Common sense is the real generation gap – just ask John Cleese

June 13, 2019 11:32 am

What has he done? He has Said Something On Twitter