For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed,
The Paris address I had been given was on the Left Bank of the Seine, a fashionable 19th courtyard of balconies and a grey tiled roof. An elegant hideaway for a Cold War spy, I thought, as I stepped out
As a destination it conjures images of beaches, whitewashed villas and endless olive groves. The sun shines as brightly as ever in Andalucía, but behind the brochure image lie poverty, soup kitchens and
For years, the US enjoyed unrivalled prosperity - and its middle classes were the envy of the world. No longer. Last week, a study of decades of economic data concluded that the US had fallen behind other
In 2012, authorities in Ghana impounded the Libertad, a three-masted Argentine naval ship manned by a three-hundred-person crew. A hedge fund based in New York made them do it. The ship was seized as result
The Lone Star State—famous for red-blooded, gunslinging, rib-eating Republicans—is increasingly turning blue, thanks to a group of fired-up women who are determined to take Texas back from the good ol'
Many cultures view the disappearance of the moon as a time of danger and chaos. Marauding demons, murderous pets, and ravenous jaguars are just some of the culprits that cultures around the world have
Deconstructing a magnificent mind through his reading diet for intellectual survival. UPDATE: The folks from the Long Now have kindly asked me to contribute to the Manual for Civilization library — here
Barack Obama calls inequality the "defining challenge of our era". Polls show that a majority of Americans now believe that inequality has grown over the past decade and favour tax increases on the wealthy
When I became a partner in a law firm, something strange happened at the bank. Our relationship deepened. I became a premium client with premium needs. I was introduced to my customer relationship manager.
How do you get the most out of your revision time, and end up with the best grades you can? Or, if you're a different sort of student, how can you get the same grades you're getting now, but spend less