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Can ancient Greek tragedy help to heal trauma?

An American director is using theatre to help people from different walks of life confront trauma and loss.

By Matthew Green
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Can ancient Greek tragedy help to heal trauma?

An American director is using theatre to help people from different walks of life confront trauma and loss.

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Science & Technology
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Book Review: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Adam Rutherford's new book, on the miracle of human genetics, is not merely informative, but wise.

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Science & Technology
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Trouble at sea: what fossil fuels are doing to our oceans

We know what carbon dioxide is doing to our atmosphere – but could it have an equally devastating effect on our oceans?

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Mind, Body & Life
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Book review: The Sex Lives of English Women

This book, detailing women's sexual lives, purports to show raw womanhood - but lacks an overarching analysis.

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The legacy of Islamic philosophy

Although they worked within a religious framework, many philosophers in the Islamic world were pioneers of rational thought.

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Politics & Conflict
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The brink of Armageddon

London’s secret network of underground tunnels provide a physical history of the nuclear war that never was.

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Culture
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Book review: Against Everything

Mark Greif's essays are an earnest attempt to examine the points of friction between capitalism and our daily lives.

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Culture
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What is behind the trend for modesty in fashion?

The fashion industry has great power to shape the way women are viewed. What happens when religion is added to the mix?

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Faith & Religion
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Leaving the priesthood: a personal story

After 20 years as a Catholic priest, Richard Barton is struggling to understand why it took him so long to leave the church.

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