Europe
05 February 2007
The man in the Dynamo Dresden shop was fed up. It was a busy weekday morning and the streets were full of shoppers, but...
Human Rights
23 October 2006
"How do you spell his surname?" asked the woman at my local bookshop, when I asked if they had a biography of William...
Europe
18 September 2006
"Isn't that a gay resort?" people asked us in 1999, when we booked our first trip to Sitges. We didn't know and we didn...
Culture
28 August 2006
This autumn more than three million people will travel to Blackpool to see a work of art that is hardly ever mentioned...
Society
17 July 2006
A few miles north of Skegness, on the wind swept coast of Lincolnshire, there is a resort that represents a slice of...
Culture
26 June 2006
Sigmund Freud hated birthdays, especially his own, but I think he would have enjoyed the celebrations of his 150th...
Culture
08 May 2006
While America reverberates with self-righteous rhetoric about how it is bringing freedom to Iraq, its own indigenous...
Culture
17 April 2006
In the Lakenhal Museum, in the quaint Dutch town of Leiden, there is a picture that sums up the strange allure of...
Culture
27 March 2006
Ernest Howard Shepard may not be a household name, but this late, great illustrator has at least one thing in common...
Culture
25 July 2005
Normally nothing dates quite so quickly as a dead comedian, but since Peter Cook and Dudley Moore cashed in their chips...
Books
25 October 2004
Adrian Mole has every right to feel hard done by. Two years ago, he booked a holiday in Cyprus with a company called...
Books
20 September 2004
''Right ho, Jeeves! Got your nose stuck in a book again, I see." "Indeed, sir." "Not another of those bally bodice-...
Books
28 June 2004
When Ian Fleming died, 40 years ago this summer, only one of his James Bond stories had reached the big screen. Today...
Culture
26 April 2004
In the summer of 1945, a Holocaust survivor called Willy Groag arrived in Prague with two suitcases full of paintings....
Books
12 April 2004
God knows what Robert Baden-Powell would have thought of my Scout troop, but I doubt it was quite the sort of thing...

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