A Modest Proposal

Francis Martin had an idea.

Forever Blowing Bubbles

Our City insider tells us why the markets are behaving so damn strangely.

Under the Chancellor’s Thumb

We asked the world's leading historians a question: what is the single greatest fact in modern political history?

They Stroke Horses, Don’t They?

Diving headlong into the world of equine semen.

They Log You Off, Your Mum and Dad

My son may need to spend some time offline.

Yellow Nailpolish

A short story that somehow encapsulates every short story that has been written in the last five years.

Drinking with the Greats

Legends of British History, yes, but good value in the pub?

Comfort in Solitude

A sheath of curios from the country's favourite radio programme, Desert Island Discs.

Severn’s Samurai

Fighting an army of angels with the scariest man in the world.

Final Acts

Here’s a lesser-spotted history of grand farewells from people who died doing what they loved: saying and/or doing strange things.