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‘Little boxes, little boxes” sang Tom Paxton, who was no fan of them. The song often pops into my head when I contemplate the mysterious world of medi(...)

Egyptian supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

‘If this is the best of all possible worlds,” asks Voltaire in his 1759 novel Candide, “what then are the others?” Just asking the question got the gr(...)

Pride and Prejudice: If the novel’s subtle social observation is disguised here, the excuse has to be that three hours is not long enough. Photograph: Marcin Lewandowski

Pride and Prejudice: The MusicalEveryman, Cork***If further proof were required of Jane Austen’s invincibility, then this Everyman/Lyric co-presentati(...)

Mark Carney is six weeks into his job at Threadneedle Street, and the British media’s love affair with him shows no signs of waning. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

He has been hailed a “rock star” and dubbed the “outstanding central banker of his generation”. Now he is being celebrated as a style icon. Yes, it’s (...)

Companies such as Twitter make much of their origins in hippie/libertarian philosophies. They are also rather keen on ’light-touch’ regulation.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, were she alive today, Jane Austen would never be off Twitter. The social network has become an essential (...)

Screengrab from the Twitter feed of Independent columnist Grace Dent.  Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, Dent and Europe editor of Time magazine Catherine Mayer all received the tweet  of which Dent took a screen grab of and posted for her Twitter followers to see.  Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Police are investigating after a number of bomb threats against women journalists were made on Twitter.Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, Independent(...)

A man has been arrested in England in connection with the abuse of Stella Creasy MP (left) and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire.

Police in England have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of harassment after Twitter abuse was aimed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Pere(...)

Caroline Criado Perez, co-founder of the Women’s Room, who faced a barrage of hostile tweets after she successfully campaigned for a woman’s picture to be put on a new bank note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

Twitter plans to include a button for reporting abuse within every tweet, the site said today amid a growing furore over online threats to rape and ki(...)

If, as the American philosopher William James observes, “the stirring of our flesh with picturesque mystery and gloom” makes “a work of art romantic”,(...)

Gill Hornby with her brother Nick (right) and husband Richard Harris

When she sees similarly dressed women parading en masse in dog-walking clubs, running clubs or straggling lines of power walkers, novelist Gill Hornby(...)

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