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How to Speak Money review John Lanchester on the language of lucre

John Lanchesters study of financial jargon tackles the Laffer Curve and Vix Index with Johnsonian attention and witI graduated in 1987, the year the deregulation of the financial services industry and the City took hold, the year after Nigel Lawsons Big B

Playing to the Gallery review Grayson Perry delivers a passionate defence of art

Grayson Perry celebrates the joys of creation and exposes artistic pomposity in this polemic.

Folkestone Triennial 2014 review Kent's gold coast mines a rich artistic seam

The third Folkestone triennial draws on the coastal town's prosperous past, war wounds and current anxieties.

The Ming empire strikes back

Once deemed 'decadent' evidence of its imperial past, China's cultural riches are now a national priority. Our critic previews a historic exhibition at the British Museum next month.

My Life as a Foreign Country review a compulsive, fevered confessional of war

Brian Turner, a former army sergeant, captures US conflict down the generations in a gripping memoir.

Park Notes review beautifully crafted ruminations on Regent's Park

Sarah Pickstone gathers writings from Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Olivia Laing and others to fine effect We are often invited to think of London's parks as the lungs of the city, its breathing spaces. Their function has never just been entirely corporea

MF Husain: the barefoot 'Picasso' of Indian art

The prolific and controversial painter MF Husain died in 2011, aged 95. As a V&A show of his final triptychs opens, Tim Adams recalls meeting him when he was a youthful 91-year-old.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Other Stories of Africa by Rian Malan - review

Rian Malan's tales of post-apartheid South Africa create a grimly realistic picture of a nation clinging desperately to hope It would be fair to say that Rian Malan is not a natural salesman. In his introduction to this collection of his compulsive jou

Thom Yorke: 'If I can't enjoy this now, when do I start?'

Thom Yorke has taken time out from Radiohead for a new album made with a few famous friends. In a loose, upbeat mood, he discusses music and the internet, making Michael Stipe dance and surfing, as well as answering some of your questions You don't neces