Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
Patricia Cornwell discusses her life and her career as a crime writer.
Through the work of Martha Gellhorn, contemporary writers reflect on modern reporting.
Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
Does Barack Obama have what it takes to get to the White House?
Chris Bowlby profiles self-styled socialist US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
Claire Bolderson profiles the young Indian-American governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.
Colin Johnson has an imagined conversation with his late grandmother, Maya Angelou.
Chris Anderson talks to the writer and thinker David Brooks on political healing.
Jonathan Freedland examines the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past.
Writer and actress Helen Lederer nominates the writer-poet Dorothy Parker.
Helen Lederer chooses writer, poet and barbed wit, Dorothy Parker.
As Obama's campaign to win a 2nd term ramps up Gary Younge assesses his performance so far
Mark Kermode reviews Fahrenheit 11/9.
Geraldine Ferraro is Democrats' choice for vice-president nomination.
Beverly Hills John is his first ever exhibition in London.
Reflections on the modern pioneers of the environmental movement.
Admission of affairs sink Hart's chances of the Democrat nomination.
Mary Ann Sieghart profiles provocative US talk show host, Glenn Beck.
A comparison of prominent first ladies.
Michael Walsh talks about the challenging time when writer Phillip K Dick shared his home.
Nobel economist James McGill Buchanan and his self-interest theory.
A tribute to the respected political columnist James Reston.
The award-winning American author Joseph Heller discusses his work.
How an unlikely friendship led to Harlem poet Langston Hughes' epic 1964 BBC radio series.
Jenn White tells the story of Barack Obama's rise to power.
Journalist Camilla Wright nominates the war reporter Martha Gellhorn for greatness.
Camilla Wright chooses Martha Gellhorn, who wrote at length about the Spanish Civil War.