The Slovenian philosopher in full effect.
Religion is an easy target for atheists, but, as Tim Parks discovered, there’s no escaping that ther
The bestselling economist Nassim Nicholas Taleb argues that we can’t make the world financial system
What with the World Cup and the Budget and the Twilight: Eclipse premiere, everyone sort of forgot about the G8 summit.
Strange timing: just as the new government announced it would limit migration to the UK, the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, turned up in the Sunday Times to (quietly) recommend that those already livi
Cyrus Shahrad talked to Sebastian Horsley shortly before his death this month.
From the Spanish civil war onwards, writers were forced to negotiate a perilous intellectual divide.
So Piers Morgan is moving to CNN. Said a source to the Mirror: "He's set to launch into the stratosphere in the US." Ah, the stratosphere.
Fans of the campus novel keep a special place on their shelves for Morris Zapp, the cocksure protagonist of David Lodge's 1975 novel Changing Places.
What's a Brit? "I'm pretty sure the Brits were supposed to win," said an American man in South Africa, stars and stripes draped across his shoulders, talking after the soul-sapping World Cup game against the US.
I seldom work in libraries, for all the obvious reasons: you can't smoke, eat or drink, while the proximity of many lithe young bodies in tense repose inevitably tends one's thoughts to the sexual.
Jane Austen’s literary heirs are innumerable –– and her readers are ardent to the point of hysteria.
The Tories’ “big society” challenges the people, and not just governments, to embrace change. To eff
“Cameron is extraordinary. He’s the only thing we have left”
We don't have enough respect for bacteria. First, they prepared the planet for the arrival of we oxygen-breathers, and long after we are gone they will remain to clear up our mess. Including our oil spills, as it turns out.
Science fiction was once driven by a faith in human ability to change the world. These days, the gen
Laurie Penny manoeuvres through a scenario that lets women strike back.
As in a botch job, or Israel's botched flotilla raid. Sensitive politics aside, the one thing the British media seemed to agree on was that Israel's actions were "botched". The word was ubiquitous.
There is any number of things wrong with Building a Political Firewall Against Israel's Delegitimisation, a new report from the Israeli think tank
Thirteen ways of looking at the England manager as he prepares his team for the World Cup –– from bi
I got thinking about stings because of Fergie, obviously. What a sting that was.
A liberal arts education is about much more than quick financial gain, as J S Mill knew –– it is a v
I love a good heist. The recent theft of paintings by Picasso and Matisse (among others) in Paris has been labelled the "heist of the century" - a bold claim, given we're only a decade in.
Jay, the protagonist in your novel Black Water Rising, is a veteran of the American civil rights movement. Is he mourning the movement, or trying to forget it?
The munching blob that captured the spirit of an era.
Three philosophers have been banned from entering university premises or contacting students.
US national security is at risk - we have been told that much already. But who knew the culprit was the humble hamburger?
“It was good to be right wing at 15 – I couldn’t do any damage”
BP has released an underwater video of the oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. I heartily recommend it.