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Red: A Natural History of the Redhead by Jacky Colliss Harvey, review: 'bright and breezy'

Some years ago, there was a vogue for “dumb blonde” jokes, which played on the popular suspicion that people with blonde hair were far more likely to be vain or vacuous than their mousy friends. (“What do you call 10 blondes standing ear to ear? A wind tunnel.”) If there are comparatively few jokes …

Hair

Man Booker shortlist 2015: is this the most diverse lineup ever?

So a panel that, as Booker tradition requires, contains three middle-aged white males – chairman Michael Wood, John Burnside and Sam Leith – have come up with a shortlist that includes only one novelist who mirrors them. Like Edward St Aubyn in 2006 and Will Self in 2012, Tom McCarthy is the last …

Books

10 of the world's wildest cities

Want lions under the skyscrapers and bat battalions over the business district? Here are 10 real urban jungles<p>1. Malé, Maldives<p><i>Suburban reefs,</i> …

The world's greatest walking trails

Hiking

Lana Del Rey – ‘Honeymoon’ album review

Lana Del Rey – ‘Honeymoon’<p>4 out of 5 stars<p>‘I’ve got nothing much to live for ever since I found my fame,’ Lana Del Rey sings on ‘God Knows I Tried’, …

Lana Del Rey

Prince William: Elephants and rhinos will be extinct in the wild within a few decades

The need to protect wildlife in Africa is greater than ever before, the Duke of Cambridge said last night, warning that, without action, we are signing the death warrants of iconic species such as elephant and rhino.<p>“You’d have thought we learnt the lessons years ago in the great campaigns to ‘Save …

Jane Eyre review

Nadia Clifford is excellent in the title role as Sally Cookson's 'Jane Eyre' returns recast to the NT<p>Sally Cooke’s devised adaptation of Charlotte …

Literature

Hungary says Croatia helping migrants illegally cross borders

<b>Tovarnik, Croatia (CNN) —</b> Hungary lashed out at neighboring Croatia on Friday, saying Croatia is helping migrants and refugees from the Mideast cross borders illegally.<p>Hungarian officials were inflamed when Croatia sent a train carrying 1,000 migrants and 40 Croatian police officers across the …

European Union

Miranda Kerr Is a Certified Life Coach, Loves Organic Products

Supermodel Miranda Kerr launched KORA, an organic skincare line, after failing to find appealing products on the existing market. Here, the Australian beauty talks beauty as part of a holistic and healthy lifestyle.<p><b>Describe your look:</b><br>Classic, but free-spirited.<p><b>Five-minute routine:</b><br>Cleanse, mist, and …

Tell Don’t Show, Like Wikipedia

Do not make me decipher your intent. Do not assume allegorical common ground. Do not make me pay attention to your god damn motif. Tell don’t show, …