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This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long

K-Class

They're young, they're fashionable, they can congratulate themselves on working in `the most exciting industries in London'. And some of them don't even have double-barrelled names. They are the K500, members of the exclusive K-Bar, and they're koming soon to a gossip kolumn near you

Real People: Hands off our culture

If it's been in this year, it's probably been Asian. But has the appropriation of all things Eastern gone too far? By Hettie Judah

Fashion: Hippie chick horror

The boho bandwagon is one to be missed, says James Sherwood. Keep the kaftans in Morocco where they belong

One Year On: Replacements Who is to rule our hearts now that Diana has gone?

The loss of the Princess of Wales has left a gap in fields as diverse as fundraising, fashion, and popular psychological analysis. Few can come close to Diana's particular mix of glamour, self-promotion, charm, histrionics and selflessness. It is hard to reproduce.

All the raj

The sari, cheesecloth and sandal uniform of the hippie trail has evolved into haute couture - and you no longer have to be spiritually enlightened to wear it, says Tamsin Blanchard. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Glen Erler The sari itself is one of the simplest, yet most exotic and evocative of garments, a single length of fabric that is wrapped and tied to the individual needs of the wearer

Way out east

Asian cool isn't just the hottest new trend on the club scene, it's the latest thing in interior design, too. Cayte Williams explains why there should be a little bit of the East in every style-concious home

Maverick billionaire Goldsmith dies with wife and mistress at his side

Sir James Goldsmith the flamboyant billionaire businessman, died early yesterday leaving behind three families, seven homes, eight children and a failed political crusade.

Canaries to get designer plumage

It may be the only promotion they get for a few years, but at least Norwich City players can relax in the knowledge that they have been elevated to the Premier League of haute couture.

Sari, sari nights: the new Asian cool

Eastern style has mass appeal - but that doesn't mean it's up for grabs, says James Sherwood

The woman of substance who remains an enigma

The airbrushed image of Cherie Booth masks an extraordinary personality , writes Suzanne Moore

Shalwar kameez: how will you wear yours?

Jemima and Diana started it. Now Eastern clothes are working their way into everyone's wardrobe

Sari seems to be the hardest word...

Multicultural society - we are frequently told - means that everyone has more options. Elizabeth David introduced the aubergine, Kenneth Lo popularised the wok and Birmingham gave us the balti, However non-Asian women have been more nervous about trying out Indian dress than they have been in playing with spices. This is of course understandable. If you go out in a saggy sari or make an ass of yourself in a shalwar, then all the world - and quite a few Asians - will be there to see your shame. So is there a clear road to follow that will help the non-Asian avoid danger spots?
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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain