Sunday 13 July 2014
Burning my Israeli Passport
Forced to leave teaching
How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq
A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis
First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...
Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals
Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate
Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black
Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude
The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'
From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director
Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?
When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy
The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'
The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades
Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more
The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014
Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?
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