Alton Towers

All the fun of the scare

We can't get enough of frightening films, video games and theatre 'experiences'. But why do we find fear so thrilling? It's all down to our biology, discovers Luke Blackall

More headlines

Why we can't resist perkonomics

Ever paid a premium to jump a check-in queue, or speak to a personal banker? You may think you're beating the system – but are you really? Tim Walker investigates

Album: The Fall, Imperial Wax Solvent (Sanctuary)

"I'm a 50-year-old man!" snarls Mark E Smith on this latest Fall album, adding chippily, "What you gonna do about it?" It's not so much a question as a challenge, and a rhetorical one, at that.