Books
15 January 2007
In 1518, al-Hasan al-Wazzan, a diplomat in the service of the Sultan of Fez, was travelling home from Cairo across the...
Society
04 December 2006
It is 2017 and in Iraq the killing is finally over. The bloodbath lasted until the war's bitter end, leaving a lone...
Food and Drink
27 November 2006
At 3am on a Saturday night in Croydon High Street, the bars and clubs are kicking out. Hundreds of young people pack...
Books
30 October 2006
Benedict Allen has been adventuring for more than 20 years: he has escaped hit men on the Amazon, led camels along...
Culture
23 October 2006
On 6 October, some of the UK's sharpest cartoonists gathered at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London for...
Books
09 October 2006
In Piggy Foxy and the Sword of Revolution: Bolshevik self-portraits (Yale University Press, 224pp, £25), Alexander...
Politics
02 October 2006
Westerners observing the coup in Thailand may have found themselves confused by the mood music: instead of martial...
Politics
04 September 2006
In spite of temperatures of 40C, fans and air-conditioners have been switched off. Businesses are forced to close and...
Books
21 August 2006
Some famous faces can be seen in unexpected circumstances in the stunning Under Arrest: a history of the 20th century...
Politics
21 August 2006
Located in a suburb of Amman, the Israeli embassy in Jordan occupies a huge compound circled by high walls and concrete...
Books
14 August 2006
In an unnamed location in Russia, among tracks and railroad sidings, a small community lives in isolation, its only...
Books
29 May 2006
According to C S Lewis, "Grown-ups are always thinking of uninteresting explanations." The quote opens James Scudamore'...
Books
03 April 2006
The name AfroReggae has travelled a long way from the anonymous streets of Rio's favelas. The group has been the...
Asia
30 January 2006
A: Kya Bataoon Yaar. I'm thoda bored. Need some masti in my life. Getting really pukkaoed.(What say, dude? I'm a little...

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