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Book of the week: Hillegonda Rietveld on the fierce creative energy of Big Apple clubs in the early Eighties

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Buildings in Oran, Algeria

Book of the week: Rachel Bowlby tracks the impact of a strange and foreign novel across languages and culture

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Richard Murphy is enthralled by an insider’s story of a secretive profession that intensifies inequality

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A. W. Purdue on the suffering of populations of multi-ethnic empires in the years after the Great War

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Some lecturers will rightly encourage forms of student interaction that are impossible for those covering their faces, Eric Heinze argues

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