Tuesday, 24 December 2002
Stanley Wells: The sexual reality of Shakespearian dramaTuesday, 24 December 2002
In Coriolanus, Aufidius says to Coriolanus: "Let me twine mine arms about that body... I clip the anvil of my sword, and do contest/ As hotly and as noble with thy love/ As ever in ambitious strength I did contend against thy valour... that I see...
Rowan Williams on the Meanings of Christmas: When subtle strategists miss the obvious, then the innocent dieTuesday, 24 December 2002
It was late in life that the mother of Constantine the Great discovered the new faith of Christianity, in Evelyn Waugh's 1950 eponymous novel Helena. She set off to the Holy Land to anchor her new belief in the physical facts of history and geogra...
Tom Butler: King Herod, oil, and Saddam's power gamesTuesday, 24 December 2002
Christmas 2002 has an apt icon in Pieter Bruegel's paintingThe Adoration of the Magi. In the centre of the picture, the holy child receives homage from sumptuously attired kings. In the small patch of sky at the top of the painting, the spears an...
Refugee crisis: Germany 'expecting as many as 10,000' arrivals as refugees head through Austria
Refugee crisis: Austria welcomes thousands arriving at its border on buses from Hungary
Refugee crisis: Local councils to offer sanctuary to Syrians fleeing conflict, says Yvette Cooper
Syria crisis: Britain may not be able to join military action if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader
Refugee crisis: Man who died at Hungarian train station was 'running away from police'
150 schoolgirls sent home for wearing skirts that are 'too short'
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