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The POWs arrived on Japan’s snow-covered northern island of Hokkaido wearing their ragged tropical uniforms of shorts and thin shirts.
Sports administration may seem a dour subject - but for those who love the game, it's a necessary one.
The German representative of Factory Records has made a film to celebrate the freedom of the city.
Scientists argue they do damage to bees and other native insects. So why is the government lifting the restrictions on the parasitic wasp?
“The play’s the thing”, except in this case, it isn’t.
Cricket is famously a team game played by individuals – but it is easy to miss the crucial adjacent fact: a better performance by one player often enhances the performances of the other individuals.
Suppose you lived in a black township outside an unprepossessing little dorp like Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg. Would you really worry about lions and elephants when a life-and-death struggle was going on in the streets of your own town?
It strains credulity that a man who was singularly ineffective as a backbencher can transform himself into an effective opposition leader.
Behold: a Britain where a woman has to convince jobcentre staff she’s been raped so that her child can eat.
Jeremy Corbyn is on course to become Labour's next leader. What would his Labour look like?
The female body can be a mess, so I simply decided to have it – the menopause – one cold November weekend a few years ago. But women my age won’t just melt away and we won’t become invisible.
The camps in Calais are a small part of one of the great stories of our time - mass migration. What do people in the Jungle think awaits them in Britain?
Yvette Cooper is offering Labour a platform of cautious pragmatism – but will that be enough to take the crown?
Hatherley describes symptoms but not causes; there is plenty of “what” and “where”, some “when”, “how” and “who”, but hardly any “why”.
Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness does for the creature what H is for Hawk did for raptors.
The Dying Grass: a Novel of the Nez Perce War is the equal of Gore Vidal in its investigation of America's psyche.
The Ben Uri gallery's latest exhibition explores 100 years of Jewish art in London.
The act of giving is always a calculated risk. Julian Baggini explores the limits of altruism.
Hadley Freeman's readings of 1980s films escape the anxiety of snobbery, but more daring would have been welcome.
Is literature therapy, comfort food, or a route to self-knowledge? Four literary critics – Alberto Manguel, Michael Hofmann, James Wood and Clive James – pick up where Montaigne left off.
“Some people are addicted to potatoes and as a result find it rather difficult to have sex.”
Sixties show Aquarius and Channel 4's Louboutin documentary.
Mistress America and Trainwreck both look at the lives of young women - but neither quite pull it off.
What shall I do with the money? At the moment, I am typing this on a laptop that is perched on a chair by the side of my bed.
Mary Schäffer's botanical watercolours evoked the perishability of the plants she studied, solo, after her husband's death.
I’ll tell you one thing about Jeremy Clarkson. He always files on time and his spelling is immaculate.
Becoming a parent brought out the Brown Owl in me. Now added to my original, benign list of questions is this ever-present one: “What might possibly go wrong?”
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