Recent articles

Cut the crap about the gender pay gap

For a new generation of women, the pay gap is history.

Britain’s timid teens need to go to the pub

Young Brits’ aversion to booze and pubs is stunting their development.

Neil Ross 28 July 2014

Campaign finance: even billionaires deserve free speech

Big money isn't the problem in US politics - the lack of big ideas is.

The Great War: the first global jihad?

100 years on: How many saw the war as a means to spiritual salvation.

Sisi: groping for Western approval

The real target of the Egyptian dictator’s clampdown on sexual harassment is political dissent.

End of the road for the Andaman Islanders?

Survival International wants to keep an entire island’s inhabitants living in the Stone Age.

Liberals against liberalism

How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?

Tom Slater 25 July 2014

Five reasons why it’s rock’n’roll to avoid tax

It’s official: the Arctic Monkeys are rock legends.

Alex Dean 25 July 2014

Anti-doping cynics need to take a chill pill

Ex-doper Justin Gatlin deserves our praise for his brilliant comeback.

Your pity for Palestinians is making things worse in Gaza

Western thirst for images of the dead could be contributing to the bloodshed.

Luke Gittos 24 July 2014

Sexting: another pervy panic

The UK authorities' creepy interest in teens' sex lives is doing real harm.

MH17: our generation’s Franz Ferdinand moment?

Yes, there are similarities between July 2014 and July 1914 – but differences, too.

Israel-bashing comes to the Fringe

Those calling for the boycotting of an Israeli show are censors in liberal clothing.

Peter D Williams 23 July 2014

The anti-Catholic crackdown at UCLU

How students' union zealots are stifling controversial ethical debates.

Tim Black 22 July 2014

Ed Miliband: desperately seeking authority

In Weird Ed, the Labour Party has the leader it deserves.

Politics online: all tweet and no light

From Gove to Gaza, politics-by-Twitter is mainly about showing off.

Gerald Heys 22 July 2014

The Third Man: wild about Harry

This summer marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of Carol Reed’s masterful essay on post-war cynicism.

The West’s cynical milking of the Ukraine air tragedy

The West is grotesquely trying to rebuild its prestige on the debris of MH17.

Tom Slater 19 July 2014

Boyhood: the kids are all right

Richard Linklater's paean to childhood is a breath of fresh air.

Rob Killick 18 July 2014

Rod Liddle v the New Establishment

Selfish Whining Monkeys is a biting critique of the metropolitan elite.

‘Don’t mention the score’

Germany, don’t feel bad about your Goalocaust against Brazil – you’ve done the world a favour.

spiked is wrong about Islamophobia’

The founder of Tell Mama responds to Tim Black's recent article.

Barbara Hewson 17 July 2014

Abuse inquiry: built on conspiracy theories?

The myth of powerful, protected perverts has been around for decades.

James Heartfield 17 July 2014

How the Tories ignited the paedophile panic

Revealing the right-wing origins of today's child-abuse hysteria.

Growing up with paedophiles

Not so long ago, adults treated paedophiles with caution rather than dread.

The maddest reshuffle in living memory

In Cameron's new Cabinet, biology counts for more than conviction.

Why it’s really bad that Gove is gone

Good riddance to David Willetts, but Gove? His demotion is a loss to education.

There’s something very ugly in this rage against Israel

The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism gets thinner every day.

The museums turning culture into a commodity

When museums sell off items to raise cash, they cheapen our cultural life.

Luke Gittos 15 July 2014

The Lib Dems’ drippy defence of privacy

The DRIP Bill is an even greater assault on privacy than its legal predecessor.

Morrissey: the pope of mope loses his mojo

On World Peace is None of Your Business, Mozzer looks beyond his own navel – and the result is disastrous.

The greatest-ever World Cup guff?

Was Brazil 2014 the ‘best ever’, the most unpredictable or what?

Assisted dying – execution by doctor?

The similarities between assisted dying and the death penalty are striking.

Stop this educational madness

It’s time to resist calls for more mental-health interventions in education.

Saving normal in a world gone mad

One psychiatrist’s rebellion against the pathologisation of everyday life.

Christopher Bray 11 July 2014

Isaiah vs Isaac: a philosophers’ catfight

A new book on Isaiah Berlin’s run-ins with Isaac Deutscher confirms what a bitch Berlin could be.

Alexander Adams 11 July 2014

of Babel

A new dictionary of untranslatable ideas and words is heavygoing, but absorbing.

James Woudhuysen 11 July 2014

IT's not the future

The Second Machine Age sacrifices sense at the altar of technology.

Neymargeddon: Brazil’s Messiah forsakes them

It wasn't Neymar wot lost it; it was Brazil's spiritual reliance on him.