Students and academics meet at Institute of Contemporary Arts to discuss university department closu
Look at the word on its own: swingeing. It doesn't seem quite right, does it? In fact, it looks like I've just spelled swinging wrong. There's something funny about it, something missing . . . That's it! Cuts!
In an email to supporters, Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, wrote: "This is the last election the British National Party fights as a large small party - we are now a small large party." Griffin, yet again, showed his powers of
Most would agree that television elbowed the print media out of the frame during this year's election and stomped on the toes of bloggers, tweeters and Mumsnetters alike.
How optimistic are you about the future of the book?
In the 1980s, even before the first effects of glasnost kicked in, Soviet artists influenced by pop
Generally, acronyms should be flung on to the pyre (starting with the hideous duo of LOL and FYI), but this one's special. LDL emerged from the recent Senate hearings with Goldman Sachs, and stands for "let's discuss live".
The election campaign hasn’t been all surface effects. There’s been a bit of philosophy at times, to
The death of a great internationalist.
It's great being a physicist: we are equipped to explain everything. For any problem - traffic jams, economic meltdown, why cornflakes get stuck in the box – a physicist can pull out a set of equations that offer a solution.
As in "Cleggmania". And "Tigermania". And "Twilight-mania".
Philosophy at Middlesex University under threat.
We are living in an age when we are both able to change nature and more at its mercy than ever –– as
The Liberal Democrats understand, as the public does,
that our politics is broken. Now, the nation
There's something horribly Victorian about the phrase "maternal mortality" - the idea that giving birth is still, routinely, a life-threatening activity. But
The 18th-century philosopher Adam Smith wasn’t the free-market fundamentalist he is thought to have
The beauty industry steals women’s self-esteem and convinces us to spend unwisely in pursuit of phys
Verbs as nouns. Nouns as verbs. It's a prevailing concern. This week we take on the linguistic pothole that is Twitter. Everyone blames everything on Twitter.
The author of His Dark Materials has an imaginative sympathy with religious faith that has largely b
Politicians are right to make this an election issue.
You've probably seen the advert for BT Infinity ("The internet in an instant").
“Creationists are people who are intellectually deprived”
Why schools and universities should encourage debate on evolution -- and how this could benefit scie
Have we really sleepwalked into multicultural segregation? The poet Michael Rosen visits the reopene
Heather Brooke, the Freedom of Information campaigner and journalist who was working on the MPs' expenses scandal long before the Telegraph got its chequebook out, makes a neat point in her new book, The Silent St
Acknowledging that wickedness exists doesn’t mean you have to believe in the existence of Satan. And
When did everyone become a progressive? When did progressive become a noun? If you think this election is going to be characterised by battles over public spending, you are wrong.
A longer version of this week's NS interview
In Anton Valukis's 2,200-page, hulking loaf of a report on the Lehman Brothers collapse, two words stood out: "accounting gimmick". As gimmicks go, one involving accounting sounds dire.