Volume 120 Issue 6 November/December 2005
- Notes from the Blasphemy Depot
- History is much on our minds this issue. This month we celebrate our 120th birthday.
- The debunkers
- India's rationalists are on the frontline of the battle between science and superstition. Caspar Melville reports on their fight to debunk "holy men"
- Hermann Bondi, 1919 - 2005
- Jane Wynne Willson remembers an extraordinary man
- United states?
- Kalypso Nicolaïdis puts her faith in the idea of Europe
- Viewing the body
- Explicit media images of death perform a vital social function, argues Jean Seaton
- After bombs and ashes
- Moving back from Yale to the London School of Economics, Professor Paul Gilroy finds his home town changed but the people just as mixed up
- Are you being served?
- As two new TV series about the early days of the department store hit UK screens, we revisit Sally Feldman's paeon to the all too human(ist) urge to shop
- An extremely brief history of time
- Dr Jonathan Swingler is head of the Engineering Department at the University of Southampton. He has been a creationist since he was 18, the same age at which he began studying physics. Richard Harris finds out what he believes
- Line of beauty: Laurie Taylor interviews Edmund White
- Edmund White, high priest of casual sex, tells Laurie Taylor why he's still glad to be a gay icon
- ...or is that just what we could do without?
- We have all the rituals we need, counters AC Grayling
- Is it time for humanists to start holding services?
- We all need rituals, says Dave Belden
- The blasphemers of Johnson's Court
- New Humanist was launched under the title Watts's Literary Guide 120 years ago this month. Jonathan Rée digs in the archives
- Learning to love yourself
- Laurie Taylor gets to grips with sharing
- Ergo Mania
- 'I shop, therefore I am'
- Demons for sale
- A low budget film about exorcism has become a runaway success in the US, writes Solana Larsen
- What is genocide?
- An extraordinarily large part of modern legal, human rights and academic discourse is devoted to finding the 'right' definition of genocide, says Stan Cohen
- The red death
- Michael Binyon on the bloodiest and most costly war ever fought.
- Light reading
- Candy Clarke on Nadime Gordimer's 14th novel
- Natty Dread
- Lloyd Bradley assesses the eternal influence of Jamaica's finest
- No doubt
- Nina Power has some doubts about a new history of scepticism
- Lies, all lies
- Chris Paling visits Paul Auster's Brooklyn