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Justice Department Finds Huge Racial Disparities in St. Louis Juvenile Justice System

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division recently found that the St. Louis County Family Court discriminates against African American children …

10 Greatest Empires in the History of World

Roman Empire ( 27 BC–AD 476/1453)<p>The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic …

World History

Femicide in South Africa: Reeva Steenkamp Was the Victim of Toxic Gender Inequality

Reeva Steenkamp was gunned down two years ago on Valentine's Day, in a killing both horribly violent and domestic. Her killer, boyfriend Oscar …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly …

The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

Literature

Josephine Baker: From exotic dancer to activist

Josephine Baker went from homelessness to international fame as a scantily clad performer in Paris to a civil rights pioneer. Joanne Griffith reports.<p>Wearing little more than a g-string – with strategically placed bananas – and a smile, Josephine Baker would strut and shimmy on stage. If she were …

Who was the mysterious Madame X in Sargent’s portrait?

John Singer Sargent’s infamous portrait scandalised late-19th Century Paris. But who was the woman in the painting? Jason Farago investigates.<p>She looks off to the right, staring out into the middle distance, her mouth shut tight, her dainty nose directed ever so slightly downward. Her right hand …

Art

Buildings to look out for in 2015

Jonathan Glancey picks a selection of exciting new architectural projects that are planned for the coming year.<p>Proving that he is still ahead of his game, 85-year-old Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) – his first building in Australia – is …

Architecture

Bibliotherapy: Can you read yourself happy?

In a new column for BBC Culture, Hephzibah Anderson explains that it’s not just self-help books that can improve our well-being – fiction can cure us too.<p>For authors of self-help guides, no human problem is too great or too small. Want to become fitter, richer or happier in 2015? There are books …

The Best of 2014 Movies, Books, Music and More: A List of Year-End Lists

What were the best movies of 2014? What 2014 TV shows should you catch up on? What were 2014's biggest songs? And why trust just one outlet for …

Top 10

Art Fairs: Are They Eclipsing Art Museums?

The decade is half over. The century hit puberty. Did anything else happen? Of all the things that occurred over the first half of the decade in the arts, what will be the most impactful at the end of the decade? It is hardest to see from the middle of it all but I will take a stab.<p>Art moves …

Art

Back to the Future Day: what Part II got right and wrong about 2015 – an A-Z

Photograph: Screengrab<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/2/1420202683126/5690339c-d833-4d69-af8c-35f414c0855f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Northern Ireland

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Hollywood's Biggest Movies and Stars

<b>"Most of Hollywood history has survived</b> because someone dug it out of the trash," photographer Bruce McBroom says in the new book <i>Hollywood Frame by Frame</i>. And it's those unearthed, pulled-from-the-trash items that seem to hold the most intrigue.<p>For years, studios relied on elaborate, staged …

Fashion Dad Instagram Account Makes Dads Into Fashion Bloggers, OOTD Posts and All

When I first saw the Instagram account @fashiondads_, it felt like the sunshine coming through my apartment windows was just a little bit brighter—that's how happy it made me. It's a bit of a mirage, though, as it's run by Atlanta-based blogger Ashley Hesseltine along with Travis May.<p>"We were …

Fashion Shows

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …