Getting On
By Rachel Cooke - 09 July 11:29

An edgy new sitcom casts an unflinching eye on how society treats the elderly

All Consuming
By Sophie Elmhirst - 09 July 11:29

Swap God for Gucci

Never mind the wasp sting and the poverty, I am up, in, and off the market
By Nicholas Lezard - 02 July 12:18

In news that will have pretty much the same devastating effect on the female readership of this magazine as Paul McCartney’s marriage to Linda Eastman had on millions of Beatles fans, I have to say that the search for the next (in effect) Mrs Lezard has come to a shuddering but very welcome halt

Put a little spice in your box
By Ziauddin Sardar - 02 July 12:18

Viagra can now be bought over the counter at Boots. But hold on – look east and you will find far be

Diary: Emily Eavis
By Emily Eavis - 25 June 11:37

Backstage at the Glastonbury Festival

Wanted: one cat
By Nicholas Lezard - 11 June 13:12

My usual squalor has been limited by having a cleaning lady, and Razors. But the mice still prance a

Little white gods
By Elizabeth Kirkwood - 11 June 13:12

Observations on iPodism

The gold standard
By Ben Beaumont-Thomas - 28 May 14:10

Observations on recession successes

Islam's young faithful
By Zeshan Rasul - 18 May 18:33

The voices of young Muslims must be harnessed to combat Islamic extremistism in Britain, argues the

Technology, the Latter-day way
By Malcolm Adcock - 12 May 10:45

The Mormon community can rightfully boast a long association with technological advancement, from th

The Age of the E-church
By Nicola David - 07 May 13:43

While congregation numbers continue to slide, a Church of England social networking website aims red

Mind bending
By Sophie Elmhirst - 07 May 12:22

Observations on networking

England’s dreaming
By Owen Hatherley - 07 May 12:22

Penguin’s new series of travelogues is rooted in a semi-mythical vision of rural Britain, and overlo

Judaism and charity
By Paul Anticoni - 30 April 17:07

In the third of our series on faith and charity, the chief executive of <em><a href="http://www.wjr.

Love is in the air
By Nicholas Lezard - 30 April 13:21

My advice for people in new relationships: you might be all smoochy now, but in 20 years you’ll be f

Stuff happens
By Staff blogger - 30 April 13:21

The <em>NS</em> team casts its collective eye over the latest gadgets

Charity in Islam
By Samia Ahmed - 29 April 10:50

In the second of our series on faith and charity, the Senior Development Education Coordinator of <e

Christianity and charity
By Linda Jones - 27 April 14:43

In the first of our series on faith and charity, <em>Linda Jones</em> writes that the Christian unde

I was the original Idler
By Nicholas Lezard - 23 April 13:45

Our boulevardier columnist takes a rare trip to the countryside, which he finds – surprisingly – muc

How celebrities saved, then killed, the book trade
By Nicholas Clee - 23 April 13:45

The London Book Fair and our Spring Books special inspired
<em>Nicholas Clee</em>, the former edit

Islam and feminism
By Asma Barlas - 22 April 17:16

In the third of our series on faith and feminism, Asma Barlas writes about the message of sexual equ

Faith and feminism
By Zohra Moosa - 21 April 12:21

In the second of our series on faith and feminism, Zohra Moosa writes about the complementary nature

Judaism and feminism
By Gitl Wallerstein-Braun - 20 April 16:46

In the first of our series on faith and feminism, the ultra orthodox Jewish artist shares her experi

Time for an honest appraisal
By Stephen Twigg - 16 April 17:36

The former Labour MP and minister responds to a <a href="

Boredom and despair in W1
By Nicholas Lezard - 16 April 10:15

I have no money, and no company apart from a plague of insubordinate mice. I would take a bath – onl

Christianity and homosexuality
By Sharon Ferguson - 09 April 16:46

In the third of our series on faith and homosexuality, we take a look at how Christians continue to

India's runaway boys
By Sreyashi Dastidar - 09 April 10:18

Hundreds of children live in a cycle of drugs, crime and deprivation in a railway station in Kolkata

Vaishnavism and homosexuality
By Amara Das Wilhelm - 08 April 11:46

In the second of our series on faith and homosexuality, we take a look at the all-inclusiveness and

Faith and homosexuality
By Danny Rich - 07 April 11:06

In the first of our series on the perceptions of homosexuality, the Chief Executive of Liberal Juda

Death and Islam
By Abduljalil Sajid - 03 April 17:53

For Muslims, life decides the afterlife