Campaigners are now using the word “femicide”.
In this archive interview, the creator of the marmalade-loving bear talks about rudeness, refugees - and working seven days a week, even at Christmas.
Alexander was a brilliant and unconventional editor whose methods derived from Chinese Taoism: he achieved miracles while appearing to practise wu wei, or “do nothing”.
Step one: remove the app on your phone which takes up the most time.
Adrian Mole remains a beloved part of British life but, without Sue Townsend to write him, he ran out of future some years ago – a fate he perhaps shares with the Labour Party.
The best of the week's gossip from around Westminster.
Too often, ageing societies are treated as problematic. Yet past generations would have marvelled at our longevity
The SNP has a different set of questions to answer.
If players are hooking up on Tinder rather than in bars, that might have an advantage - they'll drink less and get more sleep.
Peter Wilby's first thoughts.
In a complicated fight in a densely populated city such as Mosul, civilians will die. But under international humanitarian law, belligerents must do all they can to protect them.
Until 2020, inflation will erode the value of benefits, leaving millions of families feeling the pinch.
Those troublesome 1980s have reared their head again in a diplomatic storm in a teacup over Gibraltar.
When my twin brother went into a secondary modern school, and I went to a grammar, something more than a private rift opened up: we were assigned to different social classes.
How Caesar’s murder set the template for political assassination.
Consider this. In 1914, the chance of a child living to 100 was 1 per cent. My son has a 50 per cent chance of making it to 104.
We run through the Brexit alphabet.
The co-author of Tony Blair's Chicago speech on the tests for intervention.
“You’re Ian McMillan!” he says, his finger jabbing the air between me and him. I nod. “You’re a poet!” he says. His voice is rising a little.
“A monster is a fear assuming a form” is a pretty neat definition with which to embark on a whizzy cultural history of fiends and ghouls in the contemporary imagination.
Left and right alike seem to have nodded through the half-baked utilitarianism and economism of much recent policy.
At a Brooklyn dinner party everyone can agree that Donald Trump is a monster. Can’t they?
At the end of the interview, the Kinks frontman says, "You haven't asked me anything."
The Irish playwright, novelist and poet answers our questions.
A story of two obsessive record collectors becomes an interrogation of authenticity and the transformative power of music.
Meet the transhumanists who believe that the brain can outlive the body.
Anyone frustrated not to be served the Pablo Neruda story straight can commiserate with those viewers who were hoping that I Am Not Your Negro might deliver the life and times of James Baldwin.
“I literally couldn’t believe I had to work in this thing. That I’d signed a contract...”
How Jed Mercurio turns acronyms into utterly natural TV dialogue, and makes lanyards so damned sexy, are two of the great mysteries of our age.
Byron floats in the background of Nicholas Pierpan’s William Wordsworth and Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho.
My wine is, in a sense, constructed from memories – just as I am.
I hate and am absolutely terrified of wasps.
On the surface, orchestras are similar to football teams. Is it a fair comparison?
They’d been introduced as pen pals through an uncle – my mum and her friend had written to this lonely young man, who was training in Jordan, and had each sent a photo.
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