Plus Richard III interred - and that end-of-term feeling as Parliament closes down.
Universities should be havens of free speech. After all: where else can you find out what the Other Buggers Are Thinking?
The SNP's stance and the Tories' missteps mean Miliband is in the strongest position to become prime minister.
François Hollande was elected on a promise to rule from the left, but proved an unpopular figure – until the January attack on Charlie Hebdo offered an unexpected reprieve.
Every year, the hedgerows are quieter. The author of H is for Hawk mourns the loss of the spring birds – and issues a warning for the future.
At a time when career politicians are held in such contempt, Pope Francis is offering a masterclass in leadership.
Last year, almost a million free food parcels were handed out. At the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, Sophie McBain meets the people only a pay cheque from crisis.
Writing from Sevastapol, the BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson explains how the Russian president is stalling - and his Crimean coup is an attempt to distract the west.
Preperation for the Next Life is remarkably well-researched, but doesn't forget the profound intimacy of life on the margins.
Repeitition is the default mode in The Discreet Hero - an abberation in Llosa's career which confuses quantity with literary quality.
“It’s nothing to us”, you might shrug...
Horace Warner's photographs of the Spitalfields Nippers shows what happened to some of society's most vulnerable - and reminds us of the value we must place on their protection.
New studies by Edward Wakeling and Robert Douglas-Fairhurst uncover the story of one of literature's most debated men.
Was Australia born on the battlefield? 100 years after Gallipoli, the accepted narrative seems further than ever from reality.
New autobiographies by Nigel Farage and Caroline Lucas get a kick out of calling themselves "outsiders". The truth? They want your votes.
Copyright law encourages artists to feel they're in control of what they've made. But in reality, a song is a different thing once it leaves its creator.
Cara Delevingne stars in the latest film from director Michael Winterbottom, which takes its inspiration from the murder of Meredith Kercher.
James Graham's mischievous account of the heady days following the last election is Where’s Wally? for people who watch Newsnight.
While the landscapes of Thoreau and Watkins have been preserved by their art, John Burnside finds the wilderness that once covered America neutralised.
A novel solution and a reformed scotland.
These streets won’t appear on chocolate boxes - so soon they won't appear at all.
Champion of Europe? Not these days. Hunter Davies explains some of the reasons England aren't quite the footballing force they once were.
The first toilet I got to was of the robotic variety, and the automatic door was broken – confirming all my unease – but the second was of the traditional type, so I shuffled happily inside.
Smoking for David? It could only be Hockney. Smoker extraordinaire, and not a bad painter either.
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