Features

I don’t want to rate the restaurant. I want to rate the date

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Everyone’s a critic, but that doesn’t mean we want to fill in a survey every time we buy a meal

Why working class grandparents are better than middle class ones

22 March 2014 9:00 am

When I told a friend that my nine-year-old son was staying with his grandparents for the whole week of the…

When I pick the right share, I shout about it. And here’s what I do when I get it wrong...

22 March 2014 9:00 am

When I get it right, I shout about it. And when I get it wrong? Well, just between us…

The bull market is five years old. Does that mean it’s nearly over?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

In London and New York, share prices have risen for five years running. So is it time to sell?

How to tell a tech bubble from a tech revolution

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Technology investing has come a long way since the dotcom bust

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I never thought I'd write about wallpaper. But I'd never seen wallpaper like Marthe Armitage's

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Every night, while my husband reads by screen-light, my mind runs like an invisible rat two miles north to the…

A Short Attachment

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

I was in love for a whole week after Episode One: Your voice so tender, so knowledgeable, your slender hands…

A Short Attachment

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

I was in love for a whole week after Episode One: Your voice so tender, so knowledgeable, your slender hands…

I always defended Michael Gove. Then I met him

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove inspires irrational hatred among my fellow children’s authors. After interviewing him, I can finally see why

Lapwing

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Lapwing leans against the wind, First hint of changing season Come to turn the soil to stone And bring the…

Teacher training’s war on science

15 March 2014 9:00 am

There’s an increasing amount of evidence about how we learn. But you won’t hear about it at teacher training college

Schools need freeing from the right as well as the left

15 March 2014 9:00 am

How politicians wreck education

Israelis don’t care that we hate them. But they’d like to know why

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Israelis’ theories on why it’s fashionable for the West to despise them

The battle against the dog police

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Feral bureaucrats are banning dogs from places they’ve been walked for generations. But now owners are fighting back

Crimean notebook: ‘They’ll have to break all my bones to make me a Russian citizen’

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Vladimir Putin still swears that there are no Russian troops in Crimea, so their mission is to say as little…

Paris

15 March 2014 9:00 am

No city really multitasks like Paris, shorthand for romance, culture, fashion, gastronomy and the kind of street life you find…

Lapwing

13 March 2014 3:00 pm

Lapwing leans against the wind, First hint of changing season Come to turn the soil to stone And bring the…

Lapwing

13 March 2014 3:00 pm

Lapwing leans against the wind, First hint of changing season Come to turn the soil to stone And bring the…

Europe's 'new world order' is letting Vladimir Putin run riot

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Putin has now broken the post-Cold War consensus for good. But Russia may not enjoy the results

Today Crimea, tomorrow Estonia?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

For eastern Europeans, the Crimean crisis feels very close to home

Is any kind of sex still taboo in literature?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Is there any kind of love that novelists still can’t touch?

Patrick McLoughlin on HS2, rebellion and Ukip

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Transport Secretary and ex-miner Patrick McLoughlin on chasing Ukip and why HS2 won’t be a done deal by the election

How the politically correct garden grows

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Gardens should be places of pleasure, not eco-correctness

Simon Callow’s notebook: What it’s like to lose at an awards ceremony

8 March 2014 9:00 am

It was one of those weeks. On Monday, I was in four countries: I woke up at crack of dawn…

When a survivor of Auschwitz asks for your story, what do you say?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

What do you feel when a survivor of Auschwitz tells you their story?