Society
04 October 1999
There are many soft delicate parts of your body that are horribly vulnerable to injury: eyeballs, eardrums, your own...
Society
27 September 1999
I used to think I had the perfect system for winning at roulette. Many people believe they have perfect systems and...
Society
20 September 1999
When I was 11 or 12, I walked into my biology class and there on the blackboard, drawn in profile, was a scrotum and...
Society
13 September 1999
I heard about the various celebrations surrounding John Peel's 60th birthday with something close to alarm. In a...
Society
06 September 1999
Somebody once paid tribute to Shakespeare's Mark Antony by saying that he had drunk the "stale of horses", which sounds...
Society
30 August 1999
Is there anything that you can't buy a guide to? This week I discovered that there is now a library of guidebooks on...
Society
23 August 1999
I see that Boots is going to create some stores that are devoted to men's cosmetics. In the old days, we men were so...
Society
16 August 1999
One of the ducks that wanders around just outside our front door had nine ducklings a few months ago. Everyone loves...
Society
09 August 1999
Is there something about becoming middle-aged that makes you - me, that is - cry more? I don't mean that I break down...
Society
19 July 1999
There is a principle of evolution that Richard Dawkins explains using a comparison with climbing a mountain. Once you...
Society
12 July 1999
Once, many years ago, Werner Herzog heard that the German film critic Lotte Eisner was gravely ill. By his account, he...
Society
05 July 1999
It seems to have become a tradition: every Wimbledon, I whine about how the men should be allowed only the single serve...
Society
28 June 1999
A J Ayer was once rude to my mother. I'll break off there for a moment, because that affords an opportunity for one of...
Society
21 June 1999
Two apparently unrelated observations from the past week. The first is the widely commented upon fact that Jonathan...
Society
14 June 1999
I was away for a few days and I had only two things to read. The first was The Count of Monte Cristo. The other was a...

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