International Politics
04 November 2010
In the bustling Damascene suburbs of Saida Zeinab and Jaramana, people go about their daily tasks, shopping and...
Lifestyle
26 June 2008
Why try to explain how you are feeling when an emoticon can do it for you? The internet has now become the first port...
UK Politics
10 April 2008
Those of us irked by the automatic 10-15 per cent discretionary service charge frequently added to our restaurant bills...
Society
24 January 2008
Last summer the American toy company one2believe made the news when Wal-Mart agreed to stock its biblical action...
Books
24 January 2008
“So here I go, into advanced old age, towards my inevitable and no longer distant end,” writes Diana Athill in this...
Culture
24 January 2008
In 2004 the palaeontologist Neil Shubin found the fossil of a fish that exhibited features of both sea- and land-...
Lifestyle
06 December 2007
The romantic literati left not only their works, but also their love letters, which give an insight into their private...
Business
08 November 2007
Wood Green in north London isn't traditional independent bookshop territory, but later this month, or in early December...
Books
16 August 2007
In 1969, the body of David Oluwale, a Nigerian immigrant, was pulled from the River Aire in Leeds. The event attracted...
Books
16 August 2007
Italian food is now as much a part of British cuisine as curry. What would we eat without pizza, pasta and ciabatta;...
Books
05 July 2007
Journalists are seen as a cynical bunch – not just by politicians, but by the general public as well. Noble ideas of...
Europe
04 June 2007
The Godfather trilogy's Corleone family brought the lu sicilianu, or Sicilian dialect, to fame through the films' use...
Books
21 May 2007
When the average tourist thinks of visiting Rome, it is the Michelangelo-adorned Vatican, Fellini-inspired frolics in...
Law
30 April 2007
Labour’s city academies have been controversial since their inception. Billed as a way to rescue failing schools, they...
Books
16 April 2007
We live, eat and socialise together, but how much do any of us really know about our families? Unlike with friends, we...

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