Joseph Brodsky, the great poet-exile, never revisited his beloved Petersburg. But as Rachel Polonsky remembers, he recited Auden in Cambridge
The significance of Ian Hargreaves' dismissal from the editorship of the Independent
Anthony Gottlieb admires a rigorous refutation of belief in the paranormal
A recent study found that the average human sperm count has decreased by 40 per cent over the past 50 years. As public anxiety grows about infertility, environmentalists are blaming man-made chemical...
Once Irish writers had to choose between exile and conformity. Now life is too comfortable for young writers-and it shows
Virginia Bottomley was right to refuse a new Cardiff Opera House. Money, says Edward Pearce, should go to performers not buildings
You must have heard. There's been a terrible scandal..." The librarian's breast was heaving fast. "It would have been simple if you had come before, but now..." Her whisper subsided in a long Russian...
The murder rate has halved; taxi drivers will soon speak English. But, says Michael Pye, New York is losing its point