“Hoo-ga”, “hue-gah” or “hu-ga”? This autumn, everyone will be talking about hygge – or trying to.
With a local council hit by cuts and long-running arguments about immigration, residents are struggling to find a positive response to racism in the Yorkshire city.
Life after death is changing – thanks to scientific innovation. The best time to plan is now.
The South African opposition leader is taking on the ruling ANC. But can he deliver on his promises?
Labour HQ is supposed to be neutral in the leadership contest. And yet. . .
My week in politics, including existential questions, two-tier schools and how Ed Balls beat me to the Strictly ballroom.
Rather than reinstating grammar schools, focusing on early-years education would be a more productive way of undermining the stranglehold of the privately educated on British life.
This week's diary, from the hard job of chairing a child abuse enquiry to climate change denial.
The Daily Mail would have you believe that polyamory is all wild orgies. Think more tea and washing up rotas.
The markets have been spooked by Brexit. If we want to improve the economy long term, we need to thing about our reputation, not monetary tonics.
Rule changes and deselections could allow the leader's allies to consolidate their power.
A century on from the Battle of the Somme, why should we remember an utter disaster?
In Uganda, a strip of fabric can help lift families out of poverty.
The fictional world of Donald Ray Pollock’s new novel is compellingly brutal. At times, though, it feels as if it could have been rather more.
It’s not just twins, identical, who feel this way. . .
Garnett’s potent memoir The Day the Music Died shows a life defined by the refusal of even the most ordinary levels of mendacity.
New fiction from the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted novel The Fishermen.
Voltaire said he was the greatest reasoner who ever set pen to paper. But is there a twist to Bayle's thinking?
“The scale and frequency of my disappointment,” Dyer writes in his new essay collection, “was proof of how much I still expected and wanted from the world.”
A new exhibition a the National Portrait Gallery shows Eggleston's talent for capturing ordinary ecstasies.
This week, I return to the Eighties with Stranger Things on Netflix and BBC2’s The 80s With Dominic Sandbrook.
Over the radio, J R R Tolkien's precise and musical voice told us why he'd never have gone to hunt a dragon.
The director of Wiener-Dog is like Woody Allen's even-more-despairing kid brother – and I don't just mean in his looks.
Patricia came in for a consultation six weeks ago. Just turned 70, she remembered her back hurting when she twisted at a dance.
Spraying vines with sulphur ensures a consistent product – but some critics object.
Yes, my love life may be in need of a spark, but I won’t use Tinder to get the flames going.
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