We have worn makeup for thousands of years despite puritanical condemnation and the scorn of radical feminists. Why?
Its pretensions to a "scientific" experiment long since forgotten, Big Brother shows us how trapped we are in celebrity culture.
It's time to stop adopting an endless stream of top-down, homogeneous solutions. Could micro-universities be the answer?
From the intellectual hotbed of late antiquity emerged some key Christian values – and some humanist ones too.
Europe’s failure to accommodate the refugees on its doorstep is more than a humanitarian crisis – it has disturbing historical roots.
Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.
At heart, Juliet Jacques' transgender coming-out story is about what it's like to be an outsider.
An inspiration to movements for justice around the world, Gandhi formed his ideas amid the turmoil of the British Empire.
New books by Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling explore science and philosophy in different ways.
Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Three scientists talk through big recent developments in their fields.
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