Is the world a better place if the vicious suffer for their viciousness? And what exactly are just deserts?
Duncan Campbell, who knew many of the old-style robbers, explores why we all still love a villain.
Betrayal is not always a not always an act of malicious intent, or a sign of power. It can be a demonstration of weakness.
Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.
The campaign group Femen, which has been protesting topless since 2010, is doing feminist activism in a way that's cynical, knowing, and effective.
Wagner aimed to overthrow 19th-century silliness and replace it with a new "music drama".
The message from Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 election was that Latino America holds the balance of power. But in Texas, it seems — despite Bush’s best efforts — that hasn’t yet sunk in to Republican minds.
Reviewed: "David Bowie Is…” at the V&A.
An afternoon of overpriced burgers among the iPeople is not half bad.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
In praise of the magnolia.
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