Ian McEwan/Jeremy Rifkin/Katya Kabanova/Tony Cragg
Rana Mitter talks to Ian McEwan about his much-anticipated new novel Solar, set against the background of the global environmental crisis. Plus a review of Katya Kabanova at ENO.
Rana Mitter talks to the acclaimed writer Ian McEwan about his much-anticipated new novel Solar, which is set against the background of the global environmental crisis.
Jeremy Rifkin is the American guru who put the eco into economics - his writing has popularized the commercial possibilities of biotech to millions. Now he says we're on the cusp of a third Industrial Revolution and that we need to develop what he calls an "empathic civilization": a global society that goes beyond individuals and nation-states.
Susan Hitch reviews a new production of the opera Katya Kabanova at English National Opera.
And Rana visits the studio of Tony Cragg, one of Britain's most distinguished post-war sculptors as he prepares for a new exhibition.