Science tells us that men’s brains are different from women’s – but that doesn’t mean we should not
Ricky Gervais came late to showbiz via <em>The Office</em>. Now, at 49, he appreciates every moment
“The spectacle of implicated governments trying to stifle WikiLeaks is futile and undignified,” writ
(Warning: this column will bypass all hand-wringing discussion of the commercialisation of Christmas and its severance from religious meaning.
“The ‘big society’ doesn’t speak to me. It doesn’t speak to anyone”
Amazingly, it is 30 years now since the constitutional crisis that briefly left the United States without a president.
Conservatives claim Christ as one of their own. But he was the unemployed son of two asylum-seekers with all the personal traits of a modern revolutionary.
Theresa May is being urged to ban him. Free speech demands she shouldn’t.
If most of the corporation’s staff don’t vote Tory, that’s only a reflection of the country at large
Think about this while you read press coverage of the student protests.
Roger Casement made waves with his exposés of imperial abuses on the rubber plantations of Belgian C
Stem-cell therapy is about to prove itself. Over the next few months, researchers will inject stem cells into the retinas of 12 people with a genetic condition that has slowly robbed them of their eyesight.
Why the coalition's cuts agenda draws on a masochistic streak in English culture.
After its defeat in May, Labour moved to elect a new leader. It was just the beginning of the overha
Twenty-five years after its release, Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s documentary about the extermination of
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the bestselling book on black swan events, delves deeper into the u
Of all Shakespeare's plays, Antony and Cleopatra is my least favourite.
You've probably read quite a lot about students in recent weeks, what with the protests, and the way certain newspapers (hello, Daily Mail) can't get out of bed without publishing a bevy of pictures of beautiful girls
Why the university occupations are giving students a crash course in political activism.
The student protests were not an aberration but part of Britain’s rich history of dissent
In 1998, in the introduction to The Burden of Responsibility, a book about French intellectuals in the 20th century, the historian Tony Judt made this observation about individuals and their pasts: "Except at moments of unusua
Ned Denny negotiates the perils of the ancient Egyptian underworld.
In the late 1990s, a down-at-heel ’hood in New York’s Lower East Side became an enclave for rich whi
“If you’re an atheist when you’re my age, you don’t know shit”
You know you've made it in life when you've got an ism. Marx, Buddha, Darwin. They're all ism'ed up to the gills.
The future of music is debated at the TEDx conference in Suffolk.
Since it was first published, <em>The Spirit Level</em> has won admirers including Ed Miliband and D
Next year is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. This landmark of the most loved book ever published in English will be marked in numerous ways.