Celebration of the “Hallmark holiday” is at an all-time low in the UK.
There’s simply no reason to think that language (or society) is crumbling at all, says Pinker.
We are in a future that is mostly just like the present. This isn’t the world of The Jetsons: Peter and his wife Bea shop in Tesco, have a cat called Joshua, drive a regular old car and read the Daily Express.
David Aaronovitch reviews new books about wealth and inequality by Linda Tirado, John Kampfner and Danny Dorling.
It's sexism and geopolitics for all ages as the teams attempt to invent their own board games.
The £10,000 prize for experimental fiction has been awarded to the Scottish writer for her sixth novel which is “dizzyingly good and so clever that it makes you want to dance”.
Is the infamously secretive state finally beginning to open up? An art exhibition at the London embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic would seem to suggest it might be.
Suzanne Moore’s weekly column, Telling Tales.
As your children keep changing, so does the job of bringing them up, each different phase bringing its own specific concerns, which vanish as new ones arise.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
It’s as if two sixth formers had watched a few old DVDs – The Dick Emery Show, Rising Damp, the odd episode of Bottom or Alan Partridge – then written down the first thing that came into their heads.
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