‘I Was Completely Wrong’ – John Lanchester on Capital

In a London church hall, one of those coffee-stained church halls with sticky lino floors and badly-stacked plastic chairs, a policeman addresses a group of local residents. Someone has been putting threatening postcards through all of their letterboxes saying ‘We Want What You Have?’ and the residents – a banker, his wife, the owner of […]

Are Wildlife films too good to be true?

This week we learned that the unforgettable sound of a magisterial polar bear clomping on snow is actually custard powder and salt crystals inside a stocking. The crunch of bones as a leopard devours an impala is snapping sticks of celery; peeling an orange is the best way to replicate the sound of flesh being ripped from a carcass. This […]