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
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more