The international puzzle that requires knowledge of steganography, Aleister Crowley and the darknet is back again, and the internet is just as confused
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Monday 06 January 2014
Nathan Filer's novel explores a man's descent into mental illness
Monday 09 December 2013
Police used the ill-thought-out pictures as evidence to catch the 17-year-old robber
Friday 06 December 2013
An Englishman crosses the Atlantic in search of the Beat generation heroes of his youth on a circuitous and magical tour
Thursday 05 December 2013
Beyond the Hogwarts-style specs which he wears, Ginsberg has nothing in common with Harry Potter
Friday 08 November 2013
Event aimed at highlighting peaceful roots of symbol but anti racism campaigners have condemned the move
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Money could be spent on events marking 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth.
Friday 27 September 2013
The week in books
Friday 27 September 2013
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Sunday 22 September 2013
Verses to be savoured long after the thrills have faded
Monday 16 September 2013
"If you want a doctor/ I'll examine every inch of you," he growls, with relish, on "I'm Your Man". The 78-year-old troubadour's lyrics have always been infused with lust, as well as searing candour and wit. If an alien race wanted to understand human obsession, the pungent words of Keats and Cohen ("Many loved before us/ I know that we are not new") would probably be the best place to start.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Callahan’s fifth album under his own name in the eight years since the Smog lifted, sounds precisely as you might expect it to: drily humorous but essentially dark lyrics, delivered in that trademark detached baritone, while instruments from flutes to violins flitter fittingly (never a note out of place) in the background.
Saturday 14 September 2013
Do we really need another biography of George Best? After all, he produced four autobiographies of his own, albeit with hefty assists, and a search of his name in Amazon’s book section returns 15,412 hits. Yet it’s a truism that people are often the least reliable witnesses to what actually happened in their lives.
Thursday 12 September 2013
The ancient tomb of a woman described as China’s “first female prime minister” has been discovered.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Robin Robertson's fifth collection deepens and widens his characteristic territory: one that has become increasingly articulated, yet also more mysterious, from book to book. His profound debt to ballad tradition makes for story-telling poetry, often very beautiful and nearly always concerned with cruelty.
Thursday 05 September 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village