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  • DJ Taylor: There comes a time when even Stephen King has said it all
    Friday, 1 February 2002

    It would be an exaggeration to say that the literary world has been rocked to its foundations by the hint that Stephen King, the "sultan of schlock" and author of more than 60 best-selling novels, is contemplating retirement. Even so, King's tele...

  • Iain Duncan Smith: Beware the allures of designer diplomacy
    Friday, 1 February 2002

    Conservatives - with a big and a small "c" – are interested in the world as it is. We are realists; and we rejoice in the fact, because we know that it allows us to avoid succumbing to the distractions and descending into the cul-de-sacs that lur...

  • Postman Pat's days are past - let him retire gracefully
    Friday, 1 February 2002

    Internal linksPost Office seeks £2bn subsidy to stay afloatLeading article: The postal monopoly is not working and must go As a member of Parliament during a period before the advent of faxes and e-mails, the post ruled my life. There was never a ...

  • To be anti-Bush is not anti-American
    Thursday, 31 January 2002

    Internal linksWar on terror has just begun, declares Bush Radical group threatens to execute kidnapped US journalist todaySan Francisco airport evacuated as explosive found on passenger's shoeAid worker known as the 'Tartan Taliban' is released with...

  • Harold Kroto: Science is best explained by scientists
    Thursday, 31 January 2002

    A few weeks after appearing on a radio programme – perhaps it was Melvyn Bragg's Start the Week – I was talking to a teacher, who said she had heard me on the programme. I asked her what I had said, for I had forgotten. She said that what had mad...

  • Rudolf Klein: If you want to know the future of the NHS, look to Scotland
    Thursday, 31 January 2002

    The worse the news of abandoned patients and mishandled bodies in the NHS has become, the more strenuously the Prime Minister has promised a solution by the next election. But can he achieve a turnaround, let alone in this timescale?One way of predic...

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam