‘FINNISH'

Alexander Patrick Greysteil Hore-Ruthven (1939-2021), commonly known as Grey Gowrie, was an academic, a cabinet minister, and a chairman...

‘I THINK IT'S TIME FOR ME TO GO NOW'

In the old days, university professors (when there were rather fewer of them than there are now) used regularly to give “inaugural...

 
 
 

DO US ALL A FAVOUR

Jeremy Bamber, the man convicted of murdering his family at White House Farm in 1985, used to perform his chores in New Romantic dress,...

END OF EMPIRES

Richard Overy is the master historian of the Second World War and of what he calls the “morbid age” that preceded it. This book is...

 
 
 

THE REICH OR THE REDS

When, in The Origins of the Second World War (1961), A. J. P. Taylor rationalized Hitler as a traditional statesman, with foreign policy...

SEX, SHRINKS AND NUDISTS

Defying current isolationism, British and German academics have collaborated on three exhibitions - two in Berlin, one at the Bodleian...

 
 
 

HATERS GONNA HATE

Many Americans know exactly how their society ended up in its current state of dysfunction and division: it's all thanks to the Other...

THE NEWSPAPER REVOLUTION: DOMESTIC DILEMMAS

My mum had a fickle relationship with her daily newspaper. She would take the Guardian for a bit, then get fed up with agreeing with...

 
 
 

BLIND MICE, ARMLESS OCTOPUSES

In Sentient: What animals reveal about our senses, the documentary film director and writer Jackie Higgins describes the twelve - yes,...

THE SWEET, SWEET SMELLS OF SUCCESS

At a dinner at the Waldorf Hotel in 1946, the new president of Avon raised a toast to the 29,000 women who had made his company a success....

 
 
 

HER BRILLIANT FRIEND

Simone de Beauvoir found writing about her loved ones' deaths to be a form of prayer. She explained: “Writers often describe painful...

EMPIRICIST, BISHOP AND WEIRDO

Bishop Berkeley was blessed with a gift that is rare even among philosophers: genuine weirdness. Indeed, one of his more commonsensical...

 
 
 

SELF-HELP ON THE GO

According to Julian Baggini, although David Hume (1711-76) ranks among the very greatest philosophers, he “remains relatively obscure...

NEWTON'S ROAD TO HERESY

How do people change their minds? More specifically, how did people in pre-modern societies, in which various “orthodoxies” - above...

 
 
 

A TRUE CALLING

Beverly Daniel Tatum's bestselling book, investigating the development of racial identity in the context of anti-Black discrimination...

SAD AND TWISTED STORIES

This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by Skye C. Cleary to discuss Simone de Beauvoir's “lost” novel, The Inseparables...

 
 
 

ELECTRIC ECCENTRICS

Rolling Stone magazine called 1984 “the year that pop stood tallest”. It gave us a run of singles from Culture Club's “Karma Chameleon”...

THE FATE OF THE GAME

American Estrangement is Saïd Sayrafiezadeh's third and best book to date, following his memoir and his debut collection of short stories....

 
 
 

CHEMICAL BONDS

In Richard Powers's novel Galatea 2.2 (1995), an author and a computer scientist build a computer that can generate literary analysis....

MARKET CONDITIONS

The young Danish writer Jonas Eika's new collection of short stories, After the Sun , confronts modernity and alienation in hypnotic...

 
 
 



Ambulance crew left stuck for HOURS after ‘people's selfishness' generated...

Ambulance crew left stuck for HOURS after ‘people's selfishness' generated diesel shortage

AN AMBULANCE crew en route to pick up a patient in Wales was left stranded for four hours after their vehicle broke down and no one could come rescuing them because of fuel... Read more ...

Facebook sought to attract preteens users aged just 10-12 and considered...

Facebook sought to attract preteens users aged just 10-12 and considered targeting them on PLAYDATES

Facebook has for the past five years tried to find ways to attract more young people to its platforms, concerned about the threat from rivals such as TikTok and Snapchat. Read more ...

Aussie backpacker working on a mango farm shares footage of allergic reaction

Aussie backpacker working on a mango farm shares footage of allergic reaction

Brendan Small, 26, was travelling around Queensland when a Covid-19 outbreak and border closures prevented him from heading back home in NSW. Read more ...

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Jennifer Lopez's secret to success is that she is kind to HERSELF says Rob...

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Robert Irwin gets dangerously close to Monty the crocodile at Australia Zoo

Robert Irwin gets dangerously close to Monty the crocodile at Australia Zoo

Robert Irwin has followed in his late father's footsteps by getting up close and personal with the fearsome Australian wildlife. Read more ...

Clarifications and corrections

Clarifications and corrections

We published an article on 1 August with the headline 'Racism row at the Vegan Society: Five trustees quit over claim veganism is 'cultural appropriation' because it was... Read more ...

Tobacco giants don't get to decide who does research on smoking. Why does...

Boffins tell US lawmakers social media titans cannot be trusted to police themselves On Tuesday, lawmakers from the US House of Representatives heard from three academics who... Read more ...

Iris Law cuts a sheer white corset at Christian Dior Paris Fashion Week show...

Iris Law cuts a sheer white corset at Christian Dior Paris Fashion Week show with Alexa Chung

The British stars looked typically stylish as they greeted onlookers in the French capital as Dior unveiled their new womenswear collection for spring-summer 2022. Read more ...

Graham Norton admits he's 'glad there was no Twitter' during his early...

Graham Norton admits he's 'glad there was no Twitter' during his early career due to cancel culture

Graham Norton has admitted he's 'glad there was no Twitter' when his career began in the early nineties, following a string of famous faces being 'cancelled'. Read more ...