Epicurus was far from the lover of fine food his name now suggests. In fact, his ideas liberated his followers from fear of the gods, writes David Sedley
Jonathan Lethem has become the leading American novelist of his generation by chronicling the hopes and failures of the Left, writes Fatema Ahmed
Simon Singh is one of our best science writers, but a gruelling libel battle derailed his career. Now, he tells Paul Sims, he’s back to doing what he loves
Though belief in religion is on the wane, angels have never been more popular. Why’s that? asks Sally Feldman
A policy revolution is under way to improve our well-being. Are its motives genuine? Niki Seth-Smith reports
What happened when Ariane Sherine decided to sell half of all her possessions and give the money to charity?
An interview with activist and intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh, a leading voice in the struggle against the Assad regime. By Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi
We worry that new technology is ruining our ability to think – in fact, such fears have been around since the very invention of writing
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