Mark Twain

The most dangerous thing about the Amazon fires is the apocalyptic rhetoric

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Moralising on social media from footballers, actors and politicians is doing harm

Trail to the ruins of Machu Pichu, Peru

Secrets of the snail trail

10 September 2016 9:00 am

You could say that this book contradicts itself. Robert Moor’s chosen topic is trails — not just walking, where you…

Mark Twain was right: it is our redeeming petty vices that make life worth living

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Here I go again. I have stopped smoking. Until recently I had been smoking about 40 cigarettes a day, but…

The smoking diary of Gregor Hens

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The link between smoking and self-expression is long-established. The only thing worse than not being able to smoke, says Will…

Things to do: read this book

1 November 2014 9:00 am

It would be perverse not to succumb to the temptation to write this review as a list. So, the first…

Bare and authentic or full and fake? The dilemma of preserving writers' houses

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors flock to the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, in order to see…

Way out west

21 August 2010 12:00 am

This year America celebrates the cent-enary of Mark Twain’s death.