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Genghis Khan as Chinese citizen
October 12, 2014 1:00 am

Genghis Khan as Chinese citizen

John Man sees the irony in Beijing anointing its foreign conqueror a national hero, but warns of legacies usurped

In the dark of the Arabian nights
October 5, 2014 1:00 am

In the dark of the Arabian nights

Obviously TE Lawrence's victory in the Middle East was in vain. Jihad overshadows this painful biography

Under the hood of a girl
September 28, 2014 1:00 am

Under the hood of a girl

Caitlin Moran's autobiographical novel about an unformed teen lifts the lid on the dangers of building yourself from the outside in

Finally, the mask is ripped off
September 21, 2014 1:00 am

Finally, the mask is ripped off

Or so says Russell Edwards, who has unravelled 126-year-old DNA on the trail of Jack the Ripper

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