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Cogs of flesh in America's dream
September 14, 2014 1:00 am

Cogs of flesh in America's dream

'The Half Has Never Been Told' strips away the cliches of languid plantations to reveal slavery as a kind of factory that used torture to increase output

Light finally shed on Poland's darkest years
September 7, 2014 1:00 am

Light finally shed on Poland's darkest years

Given the vast and horrific vista of World War II, it's understandable that events in Poland tend to be relegated to a few paragraphs in the history books.

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"