The war in Syria is made of several smaller wars that sometimes run in parallel and sometimes cross over, like railway junctions on the express to hell.
Why was there such deep reluctance to state what was obviously the case – that Ali, a British Asian, was booed by other British Asians?
The centre-right was defeated after failed privatisations, but a weak centre-left fell short of a majority.
If prospectors struck oil off the Falmouth coast tomorrow, I don’t see how anyone could blame the Cornish for rolling out barbed wire along the banks of the Tamar.
NS editor Jason Cowley writes from a cold, grey-skied Edinburgh on the eve of the vote.
Cameron will need Miliband's support to win a vote on military action. But all the signs are that he will get it.
A growing community of scientists, philosophers and tech billionaires believe we need to start thinking seriously about the threat of human extinction.
Reading this detailed account of the national service experience – peppered with moments of humour among the long years of pointless routine – invites the question whether it made any sense.
On the eve of a major season of adaptations at the Barbican, Erica Wagner goes to Norway to discover how the playwright captured the beginning of the modern world.
Tony Benn saw him as the great betrayer and he led his party to two general election defeats. But now the best platform speaker of his generation has got his bounce back – and Kinnock’s reputation is on the rise.
When Tony Blair addressed the 1996 Labour conference he knew he was on the verge of a big victory. By contrast, Ed Miliband arrives in Manchester with the nation facing a constitutional crisis and hatred of Westminster running high.
Melissa Benn reviews two new books about remarkable 20th-century women – from Emmeline Pankhurst to Marilyn Monroe.
A new autobiography by the former Labour MP and left-wing campaigner.
In this illustrated handbook to contemporary art, Perry compares his once unfashionable pottery to the woman ordering a Babycham in a style bar and everyone suddenly wanting one.
The scientists and engineers at “Alca-Loo”– as it is known among financiers – think of themselves as “the plumbers of the internet world”.
Besides the sad realisation that after graduating these people will never realise the potential their teacher sees in them, there is deep melancholy beneath their fantasies about “Wittgenstein Jr” praising them.
Don’t bother looking for official statistics on dependency in the UK – because there is “absolutely no data”.
In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism v the Climate, Naomi Klein provides a vividly reported and densely researched argument for how our future should look.
Lone Scherfig’s film adaptation of the 2010 play Posh feels unbalanced: we want to see a bit of naughty fun before the nastiness kicks in.
Cilla Black’s story is not exactly on-the-edge-of-your-seat exciting, for all that she knew the Beatles.
An accident of gallery scheduling means that London currently has a sort of early-19th-century chat show in which the two painters converse.
This is perfect comfort food for those who’re feeling vertiginous as they contemplate the giddy extent of the ever-inflating London property bubble.
Dr Phil Whitaker’s Health Matters column.
Hunter Davies’s The Fan column.
Philip moved his court frequently and I believe his reasons had to do with drink: half of his lands produced wine, the other half beer.
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