Melvyn Bragg explores the north's radical impact on 20th-century culture.
The 20th-Century North
Northern Power: Speaking From the North
Melvyn Bragg on 'speaking from the north' and what the future might hold for the north.
Catch 22, Recycling fashion, Fred D'Aguiar, Wu Mali
Anne McElvoy watches George Clooney in Catch-22 on TV and looks at recycling fashion.
Comrades in Arms
Tom Smith on the East German Military's fascination with its soldiers' sexuality
US Federal Reserve opens door to interest rate cut
The Federal Reserve left rates on hold for now.