Food and Drink
23 January 2006
Although ostensibly a means of securing sustenance and pleasuring the palate, food often has the capacity to bring out...
Asia
12 December 2005
One of the most surprising successes of 2005 has been a previously obscure puzzle that we all know as Sudoku. First...
Global Issues
10 January 2005
We live in a time in which we are exhorted to worship or "live in harmony" with nature. Human beings are seen as...
Culture
13 December 2004
Nothing seems to expose the cleavage between progressives and conservatives better than opinions on modern art. While...
Society
08 November 2004
You may have expected godless folk such as myself to welcome a proposal from Charles Clarke, the Education Secretary,...
Business
13 September 2004
When one hears the expression "cultural imperialism", one usually thinks of the ubiquitous presence of Americana....
Ideas
02 August 2004
With a construction company forced to pull out of building a vivisection research lab in Oxford, and with Jerry Vlasak...
North America
19 July 2004
Is John Kerry, Democratic front-runner for the US presidency, an Irish American or not? His name certainly sounds Irish...
Culture
28 June 2004
Upon Michel Foucault's death, 20 years ago this month, the historian Paul Veyne wrote in Le Monde that the philosopher'...
World Affairs
05 January 2004
In the imagination of many English people, the Irish are a cheerful, rebellious folk who care little for officialdom,...
Society
27 October 2003
Red poppies used to be worn solely in November, in the week before Remembrance Sunday. Yet they are now routinely seen...
Business
17 June 2002
No one can afford to underestimate Ireland any longer, the World Cup commentators agreed: their 3-0 win over Saudi...
Politics
27 August 2001
The Irish theme pub has been one of the most successful marketing phenomena of the past decade. Brash, noisy and...
Politics
12 February 2001
When the cult known as Heaven's Gate committed collective suicide in March 1997, they did so in a manner that reflected...
Politics
22 January 2001
I am a big fan of The Who, but have never seen them play live - indeed, I have no particular desire to do so....

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