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Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Book Review: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do To Avoid It by Julian Cribb

Strong and frightening on the science, less convincing on the politics and sociology. Read More »

Book Review: The World: A Beginner’s Guide by Göran Therborn

Should an intelligent Kepler-22berian land tomorrow, this is the book to give her to introduce the human race in all its complexity... Read More »

Book Review: Bold As Love by Gwyneth Jones

This fantasy disaster fiction from a decade ago has hardly dated at all. Read More »

Book Review: A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain by Owen Hatherley

Want to know why that hideous monstrosity of private flats has been built at the end of your road? Read More »

Theatre Review (London): La Soiree at the Roundhouse

What is it? Edgy late-night adult cabaret circus. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Fun light entertainment, particularly if your musical memories date back this far. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): Tomboy Blues – The Theory of Disappointment at the Ovalhouse

Lyrical, physical, and very funny examination of the way in which our society still demands binary gender labels. Read More »

Book Review: The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott

Hints at an alternative world history in which the nation state is something many people fled over millennia, not a "civilising" influence. Read More »

Theatre Review (London): The Days of the Commune by Bertolt Brecht at the White Bear Theatre

A production whose ambition is to be applauded, and enjoyed. Read More »

Book Review: Dear Zari: Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar

Remember how the war was supposed to revolutionize women's rights in Afghanistan? Read More »