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
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below