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Bowie’s back: What to make of his new material

Bowie’s return from obscurity is the comforter we all needed. Our art-rock Jesus is still…

Will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism matter in the US election? Should it matter?

Mitt Romney’s religious convictions don’t end at ticking the box marked ‘Church of Jesus Christ…

DNC: The Democrats should have stuck by their Party Platform on God and Jerusalem

In linear-narrative terms, the Democratic Party U-turned when ex-Governor Ted Strickland proposed to include “god”…

RNC: the Republican Party Platform shows just how extreme the GOP has become

The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan rationalises his conservatism by wanting to preserve what is good about…

Tom Daley’s Twitter abuse: policing Twitter undermines freedom of speech

When Tim Berners-Lee appeared at the sublime Olympics opening ceremony, one salient phrase (referring to…

The Stone Roses live at Heaton Park – June 29, 2012

Does this mean we can do away with those mediocre tribute acts? The return of…

Euthanasia: legalisation to liberate Tony Nicklinson is right

They have Tony Nicklinson on a technicality. At present, the difference between a lawful suicide…

Bombay Bicycle Club live at the Barbican, York

The eclectic live performance of this north London quartet (live: a sextet) ranges from the…

Ricky Gervais, Derek, and people who seek to be offended

A curious thing happened in journalism recently. Ricky Gervais’ pilot episode of Derek, the comic…

Why Warsi is wrong: secularism does not share the traits of totalitarianism

In Britain, the debate over secularism has started to permeate into the political classes. The…