A leading toxicologist has said that Alexander the Great may have died after drinking wine made from a poisonous plant that would have cause a slow and painful death
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Wednesday 08 January 2014
Few get closer to the Prime Minister than his barber, so no wonder Cameron's has been awarded with an MBE. And hair has always been big in politics, explains Andy McSmith
Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World, by JH Brennan - book review: Brennan's spirited passion is marred by too much haste
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Have gods, demons and spirits been whispering their thoughts into our ears, over the millennia? JH Brennan thinks so.
Thursday 19 December 2013
It is also expected to discover thousands of previously unknown objects
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Man admits to killing leftist hip-hop artist in the name of far-right party Golden Dawn
Tuesday 17 September 2013
“Keep fascists out” was the slogan repeated at a peaceful protest that took place early this evening, in the port town of Perama, south-west of Athens. Demonstrators, mainly from communist backed PAME union, assembled on the city’s docks, carrying the labour union’s flags and banners condemning Greece’s extreme-right Golden Dawn party.
Monday 05 August 2013
The Traverse Theatre has always been the powerhouse of new Scottish writing for the stage and, as it enters its 50th year, now under the tutelage of its impressive new artistic director Orla O’Loughlin, it is once again at the top of its game.
Sunday 21 July 2013
A timely book, given the recent swathe of positive drugs tests in athletics and the storm in an urn following Stuart Broad’s disinclination to walk after being caught behind off a massive nick in the First Ashes Test.
Saturday 22 June 2013
1. Che Guevara.
Saturday 08 June 2013
Further than their favourite fragrance, many men don't take much interest in lotions and potions. So Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to treat them to smellies of the 'fancy' variety.
Friday 26 April 2013
Never ask an artist to explain their work. Not, at least, if you want to understand it. American novelist Rick Moody, best known for The Ice Storm, broke this golden rule when he asked David Bowie to provide a “work-flow diagram” for his latest album The Next Day.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Matt Kaplan's study asks why human beings feel compelled to create monsters.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Campaigner for girls' education says she is looking forward to learning ancient Greek
Thursday 14 February 2013
The pair are all of a Twitter over philosophy
Sunday 10 February 2013
A clever book about maths that just doesn't add up
Sunday 06 January 2013
(From top) 1. New Beginning scrub £26, Ole Henriksen, feelunique.com
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit