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Paris terror attacks: How did European militants who attacked Paris return from Syria undetected?
Ta-Nehisi Coates on the tribulations of being black in America

Coates didn't expect his long essay to become the runaway success it has but reckons he was lucky the national conversation turned in his direction

5 Nov 2015 - 6:00PM
Ta-Nehisi Coates on the tribulations of being black in America

Coates didn't expect his long essay to become the runaway success it has but reckons he was lucky the national conversation turned in his direction

Zadie Smith, amusing and penetrating, on the way we live now

The only fierce thing about award-winning British author Zadie Smith is her intelligence

5 Nov 2015 - 10:01AM
Zadie Smith, amusing and penetrating, on the way we live now

The only fierce thing about award-winning British author Zadie Smith is her intelligence

Book review: David Mitchell's Slade House reaffirms fiction's vital moral importance

If you haven't yet read anything by the bestselling author, this may be the ideal place to start

3 Nov 2015 - 4:33PM
Book review: David Mitchell's Slade House reaffirms fiction's vital moral importance

If you haven't yet read anything by the bestselling author, this may be the ideal place to start

Five things you must do when you say sorry

Tips on how to say sorry the right way

3 Nov 2015 - 5:00AM
Five things you must do when you say sorry

Tips on how to say sorry the right way

How ecotourists actually make things worse for wildlife

Animals exposed to tourists on a regular basis become less vigilant for predators and dangerously trusting of humans, allowing poachers to profit.

26 Oct 2015 - 4:11PM
How ecotourists actually make things worse for wildlife

Animals exposed to tourists on a regular basis become less vigilant for predators and dangerously trusting of humans, allowing poachers to profit.

Not just a pretty face: How Canada's Justin Trudeau bounced off the ropes to KO his doubters

There was little to suggest he could win - beyond his pedigree and good looks - but low expectations turned out to be his greatest advantage.

25 Oct 2015 - 2:04PM
Not just a pretty face: How Canada's Justin Trudeau bounced off the ropes to KO his doubters

There was little to suggest he could win - beyond his pedigree and good looks - but low expectations turned out to be his greatest advantage.

How to get your child to practice their musical instrument without coercion

Browbeating and pressure won't work, so try some subterfuge or have them join an orchestra and appeal to their team spirit.

23 Oct 2015 - 5:24AM
How to get your child to practice their  musical instrument without coercion

Browbeating and pressure won't work, so try some subterfuge or have them join an orchestra and appeal to their team spirit.

Superhero to the rescue of kids who stutter

A camp that teaches children who stutter to embrace their voices gets a boost from a fellow proud stutterer's charity bike rides

20 Oct 2015 - 3:01AM
Superhero to the rescue of kids who stutter

A camp that teaches children who stutter to embrace their voices gets a boost from a fellow proud stutterer's charity bike rides

How do you tell Lady Gaga what to wear? For American Horror Story: Hotel, that was Lou Eyrich's job

"She’s got amazing taste, and she works with an incredible design team.  I tried not to let it freak me out," says award-winning costume designer for TV show, now in its fifth year.

15 Oct 2015 - 3:33PM
How do you tell Lady Gaga what to wear? For American Horror Story: Hotel, that was Lou Eyrich's job

"She’s got amazing taste, and she works with an incredible design team.  I tried not to let it freak me out," says award-winning costume designer for TV show, now in its fifth year.

Game review: The Beginner's Guide by Davey Wreden is very meta – and rather moving

With his follow-up to The Stanley Parable, Wreden has once again enlarged the medium

15 Oct 2015 - 8:00AM
Game review: The Beginner's Guide by Davey Wreden is very meta – and rather moving

With his follow-up to The Stanley Parable, Wreden has once again enlarged the medium

Academic’s life of poverty shows how little society values its thinkers

US$10-an-hour part-time professor of philosophy at American university forced to live like a monk, friend says after his death; recent report found a quarter of part-time academics in US receive public assistance such as food stamps.

13 Oct 2015 - 4:33PM
Academic’s life of poverty shows how little society values its thinkers

US$10-an-hour part-time professor of philosophy at American university forced to live like a monk, friend says after his death; recent report found a quarter of part-time academics in US receive public assistance such as food stamps.

Dark star: how doom metal pioneers Bobby Liebling and Pentagram got one last chance

Pentagram could have been huge, but lead singer Liebling had an appetite for annihilation that almost destroyed him

13 Oct 2015 - 1:15PM
Dark star: how doom metal pioneers Bobby Liebling and Pentagram got one last chance

Pentagram could have been huge, but lead singer Liebling had an appetite for annihilation that almost destroyed him

Games to build kids'creativity

Two games that make children think for themselves

12 Oct 2015 - 10:00PM
Games to build kids'creativity

Two games that make children think for themselves

Game review: Forza Motorsport 6 will leave the competition eating dust

Turn 10 Studios’ new driving title is simply the greatest racing game ever – nothing else comes close

1 Oct 2015 - 8:01AM
Game review: Forza Motorsport 6 will leave the competition eating dust

Turn 10 Studios’ new driving title is simply the greatest racing game ever – nothing else comes close

After Snowden film, Laura Poitras starts documentary streaming service

Filmmaker and her partners seek a 'Life Magazine for the internet age' in Field of Vision, which will commission short-form documentaries and stream them free of charge.

30 Sep 2015 - 12:38PM
After Snowden film, Laura Poitras starts documentary streaming service

Filmmaker and her partners seek a 'Life Magazine for the internet age' in Field of Vision, which will commission short-form documentaries and stream them free of charge.

Journalist Jon Krakauer furious at his depiction in Everest film

The writer of Into Thin Air, the bestseller about the 1996 disaster on the world's highest peak in which eight climbers died, says an incident in the film involving him never happened, and bemoans the fact its makers didn't consult him. 

29 Sep 2015 - 12:48PM
Journalist Jon Krakauer furious at his depiction in Everest film

The writer of Into Thin Air, the bestseller about the 1996 disaster on the world's highest peak in which eight climbers died, says an incident in the film involving him never happened, and bemoans the fact its makers didn't consult him. 

From Super Mario 30 years ago to Metal Gear, video games have jumped eras

The first recognisable video game character, launched in Super Mario Bros 30 years ago this month,  did for video games what Mickey Mouse did for cartoons. Gaming has coming a huge distance since.

27 Sep 2015 - 11:46AM
From Super Mario 30 years ago to Metal Gear, video games have jumped eras

The first recognisable video game character, launched in Super Mario Bros 30 years ago this month,  did for video games what Mickey Mouse did for cartoons. Gaming has coming a huge distance since.

Game review: Bad controls and one hilarious bug make Mad Max a mediocre game

The Mad Max video game begins much like the films: Max awakens after being beaten to within an inch of his life by a murderous band of angry Australians. He has no tools or car. The savages even stole his sweet jacket.

25 Sep 2015 - 8:00AM
Game review: Bad controls and one hilarious bug make Mad Max a mediocre game

The Mad Max video game begins much like the films: Max awakens after being beaten to within an inch of his life by a murderous band of angry Australians. He has no tools or car. The savages even stole his sweet jacket.

European ministers vote to find homes for refugees across the continent - but only 120,000 will be resettled
How talking to children can help them reach their full potential
Owner cuts price of Beverly Hills estate to US$149m
German schools face testing time with influx of Syrian children
How to get into the head of a teenager: a neuroscientist explains

Parents expect teens' actions to match their developed bodies. But they won't always.

7 Sep 2015 - 11:46PM
How to get into the head of a teenager: a neuroscientist explains

Parents expect teens' actions to match their developed bodies. But they won't always.

How to tantrum-proof your kids: 35 steps for today's parents

Amy McCready, author of a guide to raising kids in he 21st century, talks about tamping down the scourge of entitlement.

1 Sep 2015 - 10:39AM
How to tantrum-proof your kids: 35 steps for today's parents

Amy McCready, author of a guide to raising kids in he 21st century, talks about tamping down the scourge of entitlement.

Seven great reasons for culture fans to visit London this autumn

 The British capital’s Autumn Season of Culture features a blockbuster series of exhibitions and performers.

24 Aug 2015 - 3:34PM
Seven great reasons for culture fans to visit London this autumn

 The British capital’s Autumn Season of Culture features a blockbuster series of exhibitions and performers.

The CIA interrogation tactics every couple can use at home

Former spook Philip Houston has written a book about how to use spy agency techniques to get your nearest and dearest to come clean about stuff - though he's not suggesting you treat them as national security threats.

19 Aug 2015 - 10:32PM
The CIA interrogation tactics every couple can use at home

Former spook Philip Houston has written a book about how to use spy agency techniques to get your nearest and dearest to come clean about stuff - though he's not suggesting you treat them as national security threats.

Pope prays for victims as death toll from Tianjin blasts escalates, evacuation rumours swirl
Challenges await Kerry as he arrives in Havana to raise American flag for first time in 54 years
How to accept that sink of unwashed dishes and get on with life

Practising mindfulness can help couples 'be in the moment' with each other and accept their reactions to the other's actions without passing judgment.

10 Aug 2015 - 11:55PM
How to accept that sink of unwashed dishes and get on with life

Practising mindfulness can help couples 'be in the moment' with each other and accept their reactions to the other's actions without passing judgment.