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View of Antibes

My mother's passport to the Antibes good life

3 May 2014 9:00 am

My mother always said she wanted to ‘die tidy’. But I never imagined she would file everything away quite so…

Mnemonic

1 May 2014 1:00 pm

Nothing I write will be as durable as the rhyme for remembering the genders of third declension nouns, stuck in…

Mnemonic

1 May 2014 1:00 pm

Nothing I write will be as durable as the rhyme for remembering the genders of third declension nouns, stuck in…

Old Labour, New Danger

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband is set to unleash a radical, Old Labour political agenda

Meet Team Miliband

26 April 2014 9:00 am

A snapshot of Ed’s political pack

Clinton vs Bush — again

26 April 2014 9:00 am

American politics looks increasingly like an oligarchy

Subterranea is sexy

26 April 2014 9:00 am

The strange fascination of tunnels and bunkers

A Protestant country is a free country

26 April 2014 9:00 am

A Protestant country is a free country

Notes from Damascus

26 April 2014 9:00 am

As I looked out of the window of my hotel bedroom, studying the view of central Damascus, the mobile phone…

Notes on… Eastern Germany

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Ever since the Berlin Wall came down, I’ve been pottering around eastern Germany, where my father’s family came from, and…

The return of God: atheism's crisis of faith

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Dawkins and Grayling et al seem to have inspired a Christian fightback

Would human life be sacred in an atheist world?

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Can human life be sacred in a post-Christian world?

Don't call him an oligarch - meeting Dmitry Firtash

19 April 2014 9:00 am

A rare interview with billionaire Ukrainian power broker Dmitry Firtash

As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes

19 April 2014 9:00 am

In the West, the deadliest thing about HIV may now be the stigma

Della Francesca’s ‘Resurrection’

The mathematical revolution behind ‘the greatest picture in the world’

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The Indian inspiration with which Piero della Francesca created ‘the greatest picture in the world’

Where it's all kicking off in Athens nightlife

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Where in the developed world can you ride a moped, minus helmet, at 2 a.m. under the noses of weary…

Preset Image Valentine

16 April 2014 1:00 pm

Intimacy these days discomforts. More our style is the park or the pub, or three-minded chess with young Kasparov. A…

Preset Image Valentine

16 April 2014 1:00 pm

Intimacy these days discomforts. More our style is the park or the pub, or three-minded chess with young Kasparov. A…

Shakespeare invented Britain. Now he can save it

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Shakespeare defined our united national culture – and now he can help save it

Single Mum

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Scarborough 1939 Mum’s slipping on her see-through dress. Outside our council house a chauffered Rolls is waiting. It’s a beautiful…

Scots and English are the same people, with different accents. Why pretend otherwise?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

The Scots and the English have far more in common than the SNP likes to admit

How fascist is Ukraine's Svoboda?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Encounters with the rightward edge of Ukraine’s new government

Why can’t country views be protected from wind turbines?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

City skylines are protected from careless building. Why should country views be different?

The summer of love

12 April 2014 9:00 am

I spent it skipping about in tights, imagining women wanted me

Governments have failed — mayors are the future

12 April 2014 9:00 am

The power to effect real change may lie with dynamic city halls rather than ossified national governments