Features

If homophobia is a problem for bobsled, why is it OK for cricket?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

If anti-gay laws make it wrong to ski in Russia, don’t they also make it wrong to play cricket in Bangladesh?

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Notes on... Venice

8 March 2014 9:00 am

For Henry James it was ‘the repository of consolations’. Wordsworth, an earlier visitor, called it ‘the eldest child of liberty’.…

Why David Cameron's 'Northern Alliance' may reshape Europe

1 March 2014 9:00 am

He has assembled a group of like-minded Europeans who have a plausible agenda to reshape the EU

Back to school with Lord Baker

1 March 2014 9:00 am

The former Education Secretary is still remaking the school system at the age of 79

I’m scared to admit to being a Tory in today’s C of E

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E

The joy of online hatred

1 March 2014 9:00 am

I know it’s not for everyone, but an online bitch-fight is so bracing

The night that saved England

1 March 2014 9:00 am

If he hadn’t survived the Twelfth Night raid of 878, England as we know it might never have existed

The great art of country houses is still getting better

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Last year 114,000 people flocked to Houghton Hall in north Norfolk for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Part of the great…

Vladimir Putin's new plan for world domination

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Russia is returning as an ideological force in the world – to champion conservative values

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22 February 2014 9:00 am

As I make my way to the greenhouses a seagull kills me in its pure white throat. Quiet in the…

The Environment Agency cares more about wildlife than people

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Environment Agency may not be much use to humans, but it does great things for the depressed river mussel

Don’t you dare tell me to check my privilege

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Welcome to feminism in the age of intersectionality

The church of self-worship: Sunday morning with the atheists

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Sunday morning among the atheists

Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain is about to buy the world’s most expensive power station

Ian Buruma’s notebook: Teenagers discover Montaigne the blogger

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Bard College in upstate New York, where I teach in the spring semester, is an interesting institution, once better known…

Investment trusts – the way the City saves

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Investment trusts are coming back into fashion – and rightly so

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Here’s how to get a slice of the fracking action

The American economy vs gravity

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Reality may be about to reassert itself after an extraordinary hot streak

You’ll think you’ve gone to heaven: Lynmouth pier

A perfect haven of peace in north Devon

22 February 2014 9:00 am

It was late September. My wife and I were feeling overworked and overstressed — our mental states not helped by…

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20 February 2014 3:00 pm

As I make my way to the greenhouses a seagull kills me in its pure white throat. Quiet in the…

this is a message

20 February 2014 3:00 pm

As I make my way to the greenhouses a seagull kills me in its pure white throat. Quiet in the…

Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The ideology that created an unnatural disaster

Meeting in the Small Hours

15 February 2014 9:00 am

He was there again in the small hours: not this time in a dream, but in a dream of dreaming.…

And the prize for most fatuous awards ceremony goes to...

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Awards ceremonies grow ever sillier and more self-important

Why I've started my own Mail Online

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Media moguls aren’t philosophers. So it’s time for philosophers to become media moguls