Laurie Taylor goes in search of transcendence and finds some fascinating shoelaces.
Q&A with Joe Moran, author of "Shrinking Violets: A Field Guide to Shyness".
This book, detailing women's sexual lives, purports to show raw womanhood - but lacks an overarching analysis.
Laurie Taylor discovers he is losing height.
Q&A with Andrew Stark, author of a new book on the stories we tell ourselves to comprehend mortality.
Today’s celebrity food purists are as sanctimonious as the religious in their devotion to dietary codes.
If you donate money to charity, should your decisions be a matter for the head or the heart?
Laurie Taylor finds his brain is making not Freudian slips, but Freudian landslides.
A memoir by a convicted murderer illustrates that prison can be a place of rehabilitation.
The rise of humour drawn from awkwardness and embarrassment reaches a new zenith with two American programmes.
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