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Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians

Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery – so far to widespread acclaim. He's faulted the Catholic church for its negative obsession with gays and birth control, and now he has expanded his mandate to economics with a groundbreaking screed denouncing "the new …

The Sherborne Identity

<b>Originally published in Arkadia magazine, November 2013.</b><p>As you wend your way through Sherborne you cannot ignore the architecture. Its beauty lies …

Referring to JFK's presidency as 'Camelot' doesn't do him justice

The name "Camelot" is such an accepted sobriquet for the Kennedy Administration that many don't recognize it as a creation of Jackie Kennedy's during a Life magazine interview following JFK's assassination. It certainly evokes an image of a romantic fairy-tale … but, when considered in light of its …

Monty Python reunion: and now for something not completely different ... | Terry Jones

We're dusting off the old scripts and giving them an update for our O2 show – who wants to end up like poor Neil Diamond, booed for trying too much new material?<p>I'm still trying to find out how I feel after the press conference announcing the Monty Python reunion at London's O2 Arena. Of course, …

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who has been celebrated with an interactive Google Doodle game. Google's normal home screen now shows a procession of the show's different Time Lords which users can select to play as in the 8-bit platform game. More here: http://fw.to/ogUWDhj

CS Lewis's literary legacy: 'dodgy and unpleasant' or 'exceptionally good'?

Splash News<p>The 2005 film of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Philip Pullman says he finds the Narnia books 'very dodgy and ­unpleasant'. Photograph: Splash …

Look around – modern slavery is more common than you might think | Rahila Gupta

The timescale of the slavery case in south London is shocking, but we should be more alert to cases of extreme exploitation<p>There has been universal shock at the discovery of three women in south London who police believe have been enslaved for 30 years, "hidden in plain sight" as one commentator …

Kennedy assassination: memory and myth refuse to die after 50 years

These days, it is only the world's grandparents who can tell you where they were when they heard John F Kennedy was dead. For decades that was a staple of the global collective memory, a question that could be asked in Berlin or London as readily as New York or Los Angeles. Today that memory …