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I used to be embarrassed by my lack of drive, until I realised that the strange moral value we place on overwork is sapping our lives of joy.
They know that to go to the polls while Brexit is unresolved could mean that the Conservative Party is destroyed, but they also believe an election is unavoidable.
If people believe new parties can win, Labour and the Conservatives could quickly be left behind.
Donald Trump’s state visit confronted us with the geopolitical realities that the UK will face should it leave the EU.
When we rely on machines, they resist us.
The formal trips are not supposed to signal approval of the Queen’s guests.
The author of the 1982 novel A Very British Coup on writing its sequel, 37 years on.
The greatest risk may not be that computers will one day think like humans, but that humans will forget about the workers sustaining our digital economy.
For the people of Port Talbot, the sudden appearance of Season’s Greetings on the side of a garage on 18 December last year was nothing short of miraculous.
Under a “Fair Access Scheme”, all independent schools would accept a proportion of their intakes from low-to-medium-income families.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
How the success of the Normandy landings 75 years ago hung on meticulous planning – and a simultaneous Russian attack on the Eastern Front.
The US president’s brand of attention-seeking nationalist populism is taking over British politics
Such dreams can provide a high as intense as psychedelics, and even deliver sexual gratification.
From stand-up specials to Tuca & Bertie and Always Be My Maybe, the comedian is hot property.
It made me feel like I wanted to suck the sugar from my teeth.
This film about late-night talk-show hosts lacks the most basic familiarity with its own world.
They’ve been compared to The Beatles and One Direction, but the K-pop group are more than just another boyband.
Krasner was a pioneer of abstract expressionism, but it took the death of her husband Jackson Pollock for her to start painting like one.
As teaching is so often discussed in terms of drudgery, disenchantment and disciplinary helplessness, Clanchy’s book is a welcome remedial.
Like Mary Shelley’s lightning-born creation, Frankissstein is stitched together from disparate parts.
This is a captivating account of the muddy, marshy far reaches of a river that is often seen only as a backdrop to the great buildings of Oxford and London.
The moon has inspired us to reach for the heavens. Could it be our next home?
Across the world, young activists are turning to old ideas. Why?
Ellroy is a crime writing great – but has he got too close to the ugly racism of his characters?
Looking at our climate crisis with pessimism is neither constructive nor fully deserved.
The BBC Radio 5 Live podcast shows us cruelty that beggars belief.
The musician talks Clement Attlee, University Challenge, and “Thank You for the Music” by Abba.
When I see a bee now my immediate reaction is not, “Oh no I might get stung!” but more, “What can I do to help?”
There’s scarification, post-scarification treatment, oasis treatment, SlowMow treatment, stress buster and lawn disease management. Frankly, I don’t even know what these mean.
If Fuller’s gets its way, Soho’s Coach & Horses will have its interior ripped out and replaced with the echoing, dismal open-plan space that seems to be the norm these days.
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