Politics

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A brief guide to who you can and can’t criticise

Former editor of “The Spectator”, Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has been at the centre of controversy for his remarks about burqas and how they remind him …

Culture

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Elba. Idris Elba.

Maybe, maybe not: British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming …

History

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New Roman library to open in Cologne

A nice archaeological discovery in the heart of the beautiful Cologne: The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed …

Guest Post: Nazism and Fascism: Left or Right?

A giant, Star of David-shaped hole in the heart

Books

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20 best books I’ve read in 2017

I read. Too much. In fact, my New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to read less, and instead fill that time with some more profitable pursuits, like making some profits …

The best books in 2016

The Joy of Sex* (and Books)

WTF

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The Great Outback Mystery

It’s rarely that Australia features in American media, but this time a tiny speck in the middle of nowhere – population 11 – makes for a great story that reads …

Where is Europe’s G-spot?

Love

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Out of your league

New research from the University of the Obvious sheds light on our online dating habits: Most people who use online dating websites seek partners who are out of their league, …

Lifestyle

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Nothing new under the sun

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Very Lonely Planet’s Guide to Canberra

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Booze, girls and the Polish economic miracle

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Egyptian notes

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Luxor Massacre – 20 Years On