How does depression select its targets? Why is it more common in women than in men, why is it so different in children, and why are the French the most depressed people in Europe? Sophie Zeman looks...
Best interests of the child? Dear Betsy, Your book on adoption, Family Bonds, made a big impact in the US when it appeared in 1993. In it you advocate relaxing the rules that surround...
The new Ireland and its booming metropolis-Europe's capital for six months
Venice was once a city of velvet and marble-now it is tense with clingfilm, the most useless city in Italy. Duncan Fallowell has never been to Venice and thinks Oslo might be more inspiring
Recent progress in the fight against Aids shows that throwing money at problems can work
Alfred Sherman attacks John Gummer's white paper on land use and his attempt to turn London into Barcelona
Academic life is being crushed by the weight of unwanted articles and books that the new productivity assessment systems require. Noel Malcolm proposes a reform based on agricultural "set-aside"
Peter Wayne on homosexuality and betrayal at Stocken prison