With new weapons, environment, characters and best of all, a new raid, Destiny: The Taken King is fun to play for 15 minutes or 10 hours.


Khaliq is on the cusp of international stardom, bringing Uygur sounds to new audiences - but not everyone is pleased with the way he treats the traditions


The rock'n'roll star waited until her parents were dead before publishing her autobiography, which doesn't shy away from provocative opinions or controversial subjects

The Inklings, whose members included C. S. Lewis, was the Oxford literary society where J.R.R. Tolkien read his Rings cycle.

New Yorker writer William Finnegan's half-century  adventure chasing breaks across the Pacific, in South Africa and the US, is beautifully told, and much more than the story of a boy and his wave.

The August 15, 1965 show by The Beatles at New York's Shea Stadium was a seminal moment in the history of rock music, writes Michael K. Bohn.

The struggling crime reporter, who recently died, befriended American serial killer, saw her tip-offs to police ignored, and tried to save him from execution.

Long a staple of PC gaming, medieval fantasy The Elder Scrolls Online proves that consoles can handle the MMO genre, with all the familiar elements working smoothly and numerous additions.


Like David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, Speak has a theme which, if you state it too plainly, begins to sound a bit self-help: we are all lonely, we all need to feel connected and understood.

It's not yet clear whether  everyone will one day have a headset at home, as some in the nascent industry believe, or whether professionals such as marketers and engineers will be the biggest users of VR.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner expertly shows in this book how the late president nearly destroyed the United States. It's as far as you can get from the usual apologia for Richard Nixon.

Everyone has a "hey, you really need to see this movie" list. But when the guy with the list has been reviewing films for 50 years, written dozens of books, palled around with and made numerous documentaries about many of Hollywood's biggest names, attention should be paid.

Stephen Jarvis, in his brilliant debut novel, presents evidence as to why Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers should be called "the greatest literary hoax in history".

Slim but dramatic volume tells the story of the Boulloches, an upper-middle-class Catholic family from Paris, and their harrowing experiences during the country's wartime occupation by the Nazis.

"Wherever I go, whether to Australia or some island, I will always be the political prisoner of my father's name." Such was the lament of Svetlana Alliluyeva, whose life sentence it was to be the only daughter of Josef Stalin.

Reeves  documents the decisions made in Washington and how they affected the lives of ordinary Americans during the second world war whose only crime was to be of Japanese descent.

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