Books
02 October 2008
Halfway through this hugely readable volume of reportage and analysis, Richard Dowden tells us about the Senegalese...
Ideas
07 August 2008
Anne Darwin was a "lying bitch", according to her son Mark. He and his brother had grieved and supported her over the...
Environment
19 March 2008
Tropical cyclone Ivan struck Madagascar on 17 February at wind speeds of more than 200km per hour, affecting 14 regions...
Society
24 January 2008
It's good, once a year, to have our prejudices confounded. Who'd have thought, for example, that two-thirds of young...
Politics
29 November 2007
"What did we tell you last time we were here?" shouts the man with the microphone. "Wash Your Hands!" yell back 200...
Culture
30 August 2007
We left Rome for the mountains when the temperature reached 38°C - more than 100°F - with 40°C expected. Romans in the...
Culture
16 August 2007
Big Ben will not sound for the next four weeks or so. The 14-tonne hour-bell is taking a main tenance break. The four...
Environment
28 June 2007
It can't be easy being Leo Hickman. As the Guardian's "ethical living editor" he must come under constant scrutiny from...
Human Rights
28 May 2007
Fear has become a major weapon of oppression that is leading to a dangerously divided world, warns Amnesty...
Music and Performance
16 April 2007
Barbara Ehrenreich did not earn her reputation as one of America's most incisive social analysts by walking, still less...
North America
03 April 2006
You might think Harvard students had plenty to be happy about (apart, perhaps, from the almost $40,000-a-year tuition...
Society
28 November 2005
Cadbury is currently running a "Happiness Xpress" promotion. Those whose chocolate-bar wrappers bear the right code can...
UK Politics
29 August 2005
Britain has a drink problem. Even those who never touch a drop have a problem, since getting pissed, tanked, faced,...
Politics
09 May 2005
He's back, if not for long. But let's make a resolution now. Let's stop blaming Tony Blair. OK, it's a tradition. We're...
Culture
04 April 2005
The New Statesman should be on its guard. When the Los Angeles Times turned over some pages to women writers for a...

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