Features

Let Putin have Crimea – and it will destroy him

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Losing Crimea will be the making of Ukraine. And gaining it might well destroy the Russian president

The equal pay bomb that could wipe out public sector jobs

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Birmingham’s £1 billion equal-value pay claim could make public-sector employment a thing of the past

The right way to see Madrid

29 March 2014 9:00 am

I got Madrid utterly wrong for quite a long time. It’s a lovely city to walk in, and I thought…

How to buy your way into the British establishment

22 March 2014 9:00 am

What money can buy in the modern British establishment

A Short Attachment

22 March 2014 9:00 am

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

Putin is making the West's Cold Warriors look like fools

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Russia is making the West look posturing, weak and divided

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The party is out of favour with its foreign neighbours and with ordinary Gazans

The joy of less sex

22 March 2014 9:00 am

I used to think nothing would ever be more important. I was wrong

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…