MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.
Merryn Somerset Webb picks six of her favourite contrarian books to help you look clever and perhaps win a few arguments over the Christmas dinner table.
My Friend Anna: The true story of the fake heiress of New York City
Williams is a solid writer who does a good job of explaining how she, and other intelligent people, could be taken in by such a crook.
After the Fall Crisis, Recovery and the Making of a New Spain
A book that goes beyond politics to offer a deeply sympathetic portrayal of a country.
Review: This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
A new TV series outfreaks Freakonomics.
Dominic Frisby explains how the Edinburgh Festival Fringe grew in a manner Adam Smith would be proud of into the biggest arts festival in the world.
John Stepek picks a sample of the books he’s read and enjoyed this year, for you to add to your holiday reading list.
Theatre review: Rutherford and Son
Rutherford and Son offers a snapshot of economic and social life in Edwardian England.
Alarums and Excursions
A former speechwriter for the European Council president looks at some of the key challenges that the EU has faced over the past decade.
Book review: The Victorians
Jacob Rees-Mogg makes little effort in this uninteresting and badly written run through of the usual Victorian suspects.
Theatre review: Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller’s classic portrayal of the American dream turned bad is as relevant as ever.