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Still sinister after all these years
August 31, 2014 1:00 am

Still sinister after all these years

Viewed through the gauze of the 1940s, '50s or even '70s, the mafia might seem quaint. It never was and certainly isn't now

You should be dancing
August 24, 2014 1:00 am

You should be dancing

Even a history of pop can't help but hop toward rock

Desperate to disconnect
August 17, 2014 1:00 am

Desperate to disconnect

Journalist Michael Harris explores the consequences of our collective shift to online life

Snacks for all your tomorrows
August 10, 2014 1:00 am

Snacks for all your tomorrows

Perhaps expat Deryck Whittaker is saying "cheese" to keep us smiling through his ingenious short stories

The waters that nurtured humanity
August 3, 2014 1:00 am

The waters that nurtured humanity

Ancient Egypt's oared galleys meet Russian battleships in the history of the Mediterranean, a glorious one save the pungent lust for profit

Myanmar sheds the shroud
July 20, 2014 1:00 am

Myanmar sheds the shroud

Acclaimed photographers expose the considerable charms of a once-isolated nation

All the orphans in China
July 13, 2014 1:00 am

All the orphans in China

THE child on the front cover, seemingly perched precariously on edge yet wearing a couldn't-care-less smile, would make anyone want to read the book, if only to find out what she is all about. Well, that's what moved me to pick it up,...

The 'Trollop' treks Asia anew
July 6, 2014 1:00 am

The 'Trollop' treks Asia anew

In Bangkok she rides the buses - "they made practising Buddhists of us all"

The Border Police, warts and all
June 22, 2014 1:00 am

The Border Police, warts and all

A new study on the Tor Chor Dor documents the good and bad aspects of a police unit long regarded as one of Thailand's best

Wake up and smell the burning
June 8, 2014 1:00 am

Wake up and smell the burning

FORGIVE the double-pun, but "global warming" has been a hot topic for the last couple of decades, and one that has thrown up a lot of hot air in both academic circles and the media, generating a great number of books on the contentious...