August 2002

Joe Kaplinsky Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Rocking our world?

Asteroids are unlikely to wipe us out - but they could help us to learn the secrets of the universe.

Ray Crowley Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Jaded telly

Why the best ambassador for Big Brother didn't win.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 2 August 2002 comments

The 'Death of the Subject'

James Heartfield's new book shows how the attack on subjectivity in theory reflects the diminished role of the individual in society.

Patrick West Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Home and away

An English-Irishman in Dublin observes the antics of other tourists.

James Woudhuysen Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Converging on risk aversion

It's short-termism in the IT world that means mergers are thought to be Bad News.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Offside, 2 August

The Commonwealth Games is like a school sports day - medals come cheap and participants are applauded just for turning up.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 2 August 2002 comments

The new nostalgia

Why are young adults getting teary-eyed for childhoods they have just left behind?

Dolan Cummings Friday 2 August 2002 comments

TV UK, 2 August

The real-life Indian Summer sagas.

Ken McLaughlin Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Mental healthcare in the balance

The UK Mental Health Bill captures society's shift from rehabilitating the mentally ill towards helping them just to 'survive'.

Jennie Bristow Friday 2 August 2002 comments

Child protection questions

Issues raised by the Lillie and Reed case.

Andrew Cox Tuesday 6 August 2002 comments

Damning the dams

Blocking Turkey's Ilisu Dam project won't benefit the Kurds.

Tiffany Jenkins Tuesday 6 August 2002 comments

'Why not a Kandinsky, a Mondrian and a motorcycle show?'

Arts institutions are giving up on difficult work, argues critic Jed Perl.

Paul Reeves Tuesday 6 August 2002 comments

Manufacturing defensiveness

If British industry wants to attract young workers, it should take a more hard-headed approach.

Scott Anderson Tuesday 6 August 2002 comments

Of pharmers and chimeras

An anti-GM crusader has gone to the US patent office, armed with an imaginary human-chimpanzee. That's the cringe factor - where's the science?

Jan Bowman Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

Pests about pesticides

Friends of the Earth is peddling non-stories about unfounded fears.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

TV UK, 8 August

Project 9/11 is as therapeutic for the performers as it is dramatic for the audience.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

Offside, 8 August

The saga of Brian Tindle and Bimbo83.

Patrick West Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

Ulster says what?

The Antipodean Inflection hits Belfast.

Josie Appleton Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

DVT: Scare on wheels

Blood clots and car journeys - what is the RAC Foundation driving at?

Jon Holbrook Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

The rise and rise of human rights

A new book finds that those who champion human rights benefit themselves more than their supposed beneficiaries.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 8 August 2002 comments

Playground squabbles

The discussion about children's play is really about adults.

Mick Hume Friday 9 August 2002 comments

What 'anti-war' movement?

The opposition to invading Iraq has little in common with anti-war politics of the past.

Josie Appleton Saturday 10 August 2002 comments

Looking bad in Bournemouth

The Tories' problems reflect the state of British politics.

James Panton Saturday 10 August 2002 comments

A third class proposal

Will classifying degrees by percentage rather than class make British higher education any better, or fairer? An academic has his doubts.

Tessa Mayes Monday 12 August 2002 comments

Courting censorship

Cherie Blair's law firm should keep its demands for a privacy code to itself.

Mick Hume Monday 12 August 2002 comments

Unsustainable Earth summits

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Phil Mullan Monday 12 August 2002 comments

A mature response to ageing

It's time to grow up and stop treating pensioners as a problem.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 14 August 2002 comments

Antenatal coercion

What were the Irish authorities doing, railroading a pregnant HIV-positive woman into having a hospital birth?

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 14 August 2002 comments

If in doubt, brand

The craze for branding only advertises corporate insecurity.

Patrick West Wednesday 14 August 2002 comments

Going batty over Betty

So a crow can bend a wire? Well, clap, clap.

Dominic Standish Wednesday 14 August 2002 comments

Playing at politics

The Italian left has adopted a children's game as a form of protest.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 14 August 2002 comments

Turning tragedy into trivia

The ghoulish obsession with two missing girls shows the UK media at its worst.

Dolan Cummings Friday 16 August 2002 comments

TV UK, 16 August

Still at the Edinburgh Fringe: Victory at the Dirt Palace, Kitchen, and the revival of Shopping and Fucking.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 16 August 2002 comments

In pursuit of the unknowable

The USA is planning a secret worldwide war against remaining al-Qaeda members - as soon as it finds out where they are.

Jennie Bristow Friday 16 August 2002 comments

Exam results

Why A-levels are all over the place.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 16 August 2002 comments

Offside, 16 August

Roy Keane shouldn't have a 'duty of care' towards Alf Inge Haaland - or anybody else he meets on the pitch.

Mick Hume Monday 19 August 2002 comments

After Soham

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 20 August 2002 comments

Theatre as therapy

Young New Yorkers are taking their post-11 September angst to the Edinburgh stage.

Alison Perrett Tuesday 20 August 2002 comments

When users lose out

Technological measures against digital piracy don't just punish the pirates.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 20 August 2002 comments

Clocking off

After seven nights of catching up with the plot, a square-eyed 24 fan gets a chance to rest.

Penny Lewis Tuesday 20 August 2002 comments

Building self-esteem, lowering horizons

The organiser of the Carbuncle Awards for Scotland's worst building thinks critics are being too soft on architects.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 20 August 2002 comments

Life and death decisions

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority allowed one couple to use IVF to try to save their son, but not another. Why?

Ray Crowley Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Casting the first stone

The ruling to stone a Nigerian woman for adultery is terrible. So is our rush to judge Nigeria.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

A barren elite

Sylvia Ann Hewlett's book Baby Hunger might be unpalatable - but it contains a lot of truth.

James Heartfield Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Summing up our fears

Post-11 September apocalyptic thriller strikes UK cinemas.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Poverty of ambition

How the World Summit on Sustainable Development will limit aspirations for economic growth.

Ian Walker Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Long live the King

There's much more to Elvis than junk food and jumpsuits.

Aidan Campbell Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Leni's legacy

What do people really object to in Leni Riefenstahl's 'fascist films'?

Helene Guldberg Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Of lice and men

Meet the Professor of European Thought who thinks humans are a plague on the planet.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

TV UK, 22 August

Final despatch from the Fringe, with Judas, Attempts On Her Life and The Canterbury Tales.

Patrick West Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Taking the stand

Confessions of a Brentford fan who sometimes defies the stewards.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Offside, 22 August

Team doing badly? Punch the reserve goalie!

Sandy Starr Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

Keeping IT real

Businesses should wow us with technology first, and hype it up later.

Mick Hume Thursday 22 August 2002 comments

After Soham - mourners and 'the mob'

The public displays of grief in Soham and the crowd rage in Peterborough are expressions of the same rampant emotionalism.

Mick Hume Tuesday 27 August 2002 comments

No one has a human right not to be unhappy

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Verity Campbell-Barr Wednesday 28 August 2002 comments

Personal tuition

Teenagers say no to sex and relationship education.

David Chandler Wednesday 28 August 2002 comments

Limits of the ICC

The squabbles about the International Criminal Court indicate that some states are more equal than others.

Bill Durodié Wednesday 28 August 2002 comments

Eroding expertise

Scientists should listen to public concerns, not pander to them.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 28 August 2002 comments

'A link between Saddam and bin Laden? No way'

The editor of Britain's top military journal picks some holes in the US case for war.

Patrick West Wednesday 28 August 2002 comments

Grief affliction

The more minute's silences we have the less convincing they sound.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 28 August 2002 comments

'A link between Saddam and bin Laden? No way'

The editor of Britain's top military journal picks some holes in the US case for war.

Ray Crowley Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

More to life than maths

Ignore the recommended caffeine intake, calorie consumption and exercise time - common sense is better than a calculator.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

TV UK, 29 August

Channel 4 experiments with a TV opera about people with Princess Diana psychoses.

Ceri Dingle Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

Time to ditch the sustainababble

The youth education charity WORLDwrite launches a critical memorandum on the Johannesburg Summit.

Josie Appleton Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

Extreme reactions

As radical Islamic group Al-Muhajiroun sets out its plans for the UK, why do we listen?

Anthony Browne Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

Ducking the debate

The environment editor of The Times (London) issues a challenge to those, like spiked, who support an open-door policy on immigration.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

Summit for nothing

Let the Johannesburg delegates drink champagne - just don't let them do anything else.

John Tusa Thursday 29 August 2002 comments

'Thou shalt worship the arts for what they are'

The director of the London Barbican Centre gives Ten Commandments for the arts.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 30 August 2002 comments

Offside, 30 August

The support for AFC Wimbledon is like a 'Save the Whale' campaign.