Today, the concept of human rights is being dangerously undermined. Does literature offer us a way back from the brink?
Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.
Numbering in the tens of thousands, are Pakistan’s infamous religious schools really beyond reform?
North London’s ultra-orthodox Jewish communities are known for being self-contained. What happens if you want to get out?
The assumption that homophobic attackers are themselves secretly gay lets straight society off the hook.
For an experienced mathematician, the greatest equations are beautiful as well as useful. Can the rest of us see what they see?
Laurie Taylor embraces the joys of domestic quiescence.
Hate rock was a crucial part of previous fascist movements in the US and UK. But today’s populist far-right lacks a soundtrack.
Mark O'Connell's study of transhumanism is a portrait of a movement that believes death is our disgrace and technology our redeemer.
Social taboos over menstruation cause undue shame to millions of women – but it is finally being understood as a human rights issue.
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