Contributor: Mike Jakeman

31 October, 2011

Mike Jakeman

The Dark Art

Amol Rajan's Twirlymen and Shehan Karunatilaka's Chinaman explore cricket's most arcane skill: the art of spin bowling.


27 June, 2011

Mike Jakeman

Something Better than Empire

Sam Lipsyte's The Ask and Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story interrogate contemporary America's self-image.


28 June, 2010

Mike Jakeman

Rock and Posh

Vampire Weekend: Sex and Drugs and Ivy League


Mike Jakeman

Portraits of An Unknown Man

James Shapiro's Contested Will and Stanley Wells' Shakespeare, Sex and Love


1 March, 2010

Mike Jakeman

Everything Must Go

John Lanchester's Whoops!


7 December, 2009

Mike Jakeman

Rewarding the Rich

Thoughts on a Prize for Leadership in Africa