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.
New Labour wasted an unprecedented opportunity to reform Britain economically and politically and cr
Once in a while, you end up with someone as special as Rachel Corrie.
“Satire is a black-and-white programme with Dudley Moore”
It seems harmless, doesn't it? A journey. A gentle voyage on a boat. A train ride to the south coast. An ocean crossing to a new life. It seems Victorian - picnics and sandwiches, lemonade and a squalling baby. Not any more.
“Nice boys” like Nick Kent wrote about the louche stars of Seventies music in a sharp but open-minde
In a sex-smeared world, advertising is one of the grubbiest corners of our culture, finds the psychologist Linda Papadopoulos in a Home Office report on the connections between the sexualisation of young people and violence ag
Slavoj Žižek on the "brutal racist overtones" of James Cameron's Avatar.
The Millennium Development Goals have always had a looming menace, even when the deadline was comfortably far away.
Now that students are, according to Peter Mandelson, "consumers", and the Tory shadow secretary for universities and skills, David Willetts, is discussing what might happen "if higher fees were being proposed", it's fairly saf
Don’t know your Sunnis from your Shias? You are not alone, but their conflict will shape the future
Ed Husain is a former Hizb ut-Tahrir member who has
campaigned against the ideology of Islamism. B
One of the great cultural shifts of the 20th century was the influx of black American intellectuals
A couple of years ago a locksmith high on junk food pulled out of a McDonald's drive-thru without looking and wrote off my car.
“We wore little forage caps and looked like the Hitler Youth”
A longer version of this week's NS interview with the moral philosopher.
The phrase "domestic violence" tends to dictate the way that we think about the physical, sexual and psychological abuses that partners visit on one another.