16 December 2017
For a century, theorists have argued that the nation state is obsolete. Brexit suggests otherwise
Whatever the theorists say, ordinary people seem intuitively to feel the opposite
The church-will-see-me-out brigade’s attitude is not going to work for much longer
To lunge or not to lunge? A kiss or a handshake? And do you always have to buy her dinner?
My neighbour’s mother left £2 million in her backyard. My children couldn’t care less
Trying to believe when the facts stand in the way
‘I don’t believe Corbyn is unstoppable. People who are so afraid of him need to get their act together’
The Communist party tolerates Santa but clamps down on Jesus
Strange as it may seem to academics, not everybody thinks intelligence matters all that much
‘They waved bunches of the only two flowers you see in North Korea: the Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia’
Words of wisdom from an old war horse
Back or front, before the gangway or beyond?
Also: Christmas in Edinburgh, losing sleep over recipes and the myth of royal fairy tales
Andrew Michael Hurley’s debut novel, The Loney, is an unsettling gothic horror story set on a bleak stretch of the…
I’m just about old enough to remember when smoked salmon was a rare treat. Then, around 1986 or 1987, suddenly…