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Interacting with health-care professionals has been a long-standing problem for obese people. It's time to tackle the question of weight without prejudice.
Trump is willing to trample on a quarter of a millennium of moral thinking and democratic taboos on torture.
The conspiracy theories around the Smolensk crash continue to unsettle Polish politics six years' later.
Since being linked to the so-called Panama Papers, David Cameron has only made his position worse - with potentially worrisome ramifications for the EU referendum.
From Jeremy Corbyn's jam sales to the Godfather of the Labour Party.
My week in European politics, from London to Rome - via Berlin.
David Cameron is remarkably adept at getting out of trouble.
It may seem blasphemous to neoliberals, but a universal basic wage may be the only choice we have.
When I was a diarist, I survived by becoming two things: a serious alcoholic, and facetious.
The Prime Minister only has himself to blame for his accelerated decline.
What the rise of Trump tells us about our failing politics.
How Seumas Milne – a Winchester-educated Guardian left-winger – became Jeremy Corbyn’s spin doctor and one of the most powerfully divisive figures in the Labour Party.
Martin John by Anakana Schofield is formulated by the endless tinkering and fiddling of its outsider narrator.
Disraeli: the Novel Politician by David Cesarani reveals the complex identity of the Tory icon.
What Williams shows, in essay after essay, is that Augustine’s conversion to Christianity changed everything.
People can be sniffy about jukebox musicals but in my opinion they are infinitely preferable to overblown and pretentious middlebrow stuff.
Not all of the protagonists in All That Man Is are admirable, or even likable - but it pulls us completely into their worlds.
1971: Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth reveals the year when the singer-songwriter overtook the band - and record shops learnt to market cool.
A Nobel laureate captures the beginning of the “age of disasters”.
This American memoir is a portrait not only of marriage and motherhood, but of gender identity in flux.
From sound aesthetic to Finnegans Wake, a new book explores Tolkien's relationship to language.
Perry's slot was the funniest, and saddest, thing - with one beautiful ray of light.
Julia Davis's superbly twisted writing has created a gem. Plus: Scott & Bailey reviewed.
The Brand New Testament is full of precis and lightning-fast recaps. In the era of listicles, perhaps Van Dormael’s time has finally come?
An email arrives from my contact at English Heritage. Would I like to go up to the top of the Wellington Memorial arch on Thursday? Of course I would.
Most food throughout history has been cooked by women - “but if you can’t name them, they get forgotten”.
Why do men try to hide their bald spots? Is it vanity, pride, the fear of being seen as less macho, lack of confidence?
If the past is another country, it’s one the boundaries of which are ever shifting, as entire features dissolve in the blue haze of partial amnesia.
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