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.
Here it is - the night of overlarge fires that crisp up your face, wayward fireworks and anxious health and safety representatives trying to persuade neck-craning crowds to stay as far away as possible from anything hot or ali
From the Nazis to the US presidential campaign of 2008, choosing which font to use has been anything
There was a certain unity among the ladies and gentlemen of the press in their descriptions of George Osborne's Spending Review. It was, said voices from right and left, a "gamble".
Jonathan Derbyshire talks to Tariq Ali about Wittgenstein, Derek Jarman and the future of the humani
Exclusive: the philosopher Ted Honderich calls for a general strike and mass disobedience to protest
Arguably a crowd comprising 59 men (and, perhaps, the odd - very odd - woman), between them carrying 109 guns, is about as mad as it gets, especially when they're all milling about the elegant terraced houses of Chelsea.
Derek Jarman's "Wittgenstein" is a poignant call to arms.
There was an intriguing sentence in the letter sent to the Telegraph by all those mighty businessmen recently.
“Have you ever seen Glenn Beck in operation? It’s terrifying”
Scientists of Britain, it's time to stop whining. When the government did the figures, it realised something profound. We don't need funding - we've got the best brains in the world.
Ted Hughes's "Last letter" leaves the mystery unsolved.
This month, scientists based in Britain have won two Nobel Prizes — but the celebrations have been m
Blair had the rare combination of luck, courage and instinct that guides all great leaders to succes
John Gray assesses the fortunes of the coalition.
Probably the most unfortunate aspect of the word "quango" is the way it rhymes so perfectly with "tango".
Many modern historians have a rose-tinted view of ancient Athenian democracy. But behind the show of
"I don’t need a life model, I am my life model”