Tuesday, 21 May 2002
Roman campWednesday, 22 May 2002
Has the worship of women always meant the emasculation of men? Archaeologists in Catterick, North Yorkshire, have discovered the skeleton of a cross-dressing eunuch dating back to the 4th century. The skeleton – found dressed in women's clothes and j...
It will take more than a video nasty to curb the damage from drug abuseWednesday, 22 May 2002
Not even the most dedicated proponent of the "shock" school of drugs control would claim that such an approach will solve the drug problem. The Government's decision to make available to all schools in England a video about the death of the heroin...
The United States rounds up the usual list of suspectsWednesday, 22 May 2002
The most predictable list in diplomacy was published yesterday: the annual roll call of "state sponsors of terrorism". Mandated by a 1979 law, the Bush administration has fulfilled its statutory obligation and there are no surprises on the list of...
This political cross-dressing is very confusingWednesday, 22 May 2002
It is becoming increasingly difficult to pigeonhole Iain Duncan Smith in the Conservative spectrum, and this week has not made the task any easier. First we had yet another example of "gay" issues threatening to put him back into the traditional T...
Museums need to care for their money as well as their exhibitsTuesday, 21 May 2002
Any visitor to the British Museum would not recognise it as an institution in crisis. Thronging with visitors from all over the world, it ranks second only to Blackpool pleasure beach on the list of the nation's most popular attractions. Exhibits ...
I can't quite make my peace with pornographyTuesday, 21 May 2002
"Velma" wrote to me yesterday, in her neat hand, to tell me that I was a pornographer. "You're the one for sex and anything to do with it," she told me, writing as I do for "porn magazines of filth unlimited in its absolute degradation". OK. (a) I ha...
Paul Vallely: Doesn't this sound a bit too Christian for a bishop?Tuesday, 21 May 2002
That great American comedian Lenny Bruce had the answer. How come, he would ask his audience rhetorically, when you go into the poorest part of town the grandest buildings inevitably belong to the Catholic Church? After all, it does claim to be fo...
A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail
Elephant Appeal: Rangers call in the paras
From LSD to a public hanging...three cruel and unusual elephant deaths
Southern words are spreading... have you lost your Northern tongue?
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