SUNNY Cyprus was once a safe-haven for the English, a place where we felt at home because it was, after all, once ours. Ever since Lord Kitchener came here as a young engineer, the island has been subjected to merciless Anglicization …

I declined the small hagiography offered at the door because I did not want to throw up over the sort of drivel which Hirst is famous, like: “You get cab drivers and stuff who come up to me and they go (sic) “What you do is not art, mate. I’m sure there were people around when they were doing it in the caves, going ‘I like your cave, but I hate that crap …

Italy and Spain are two powerful nations suffering extreme economic hardship. The former has a population of 61 million people, the latter 47 million. The unemployment rates are 10% and 24% respectively. Italy’s public debt is $2530 billion, equivalent to $41,475 per citizen. Spain’s is $1117 billion, equivalent to $23,766 per citizen. And the situation generally gets worse the younger one is. Each of these individuals is, in a sense, a walking embodiment of debt and a slave to financial mismanagement, yet each person still needs to be fed and watered and clothed each day. Human beings unavoidably consume certain resources, and keep doing so even when the money isn’t there to pay for …

Last November in Augusta, Georgia, thousands of needy people ate a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner – as they do every year – thanks to James Brown. In December, Brown’s daughters handed bags of Christmas presents to over a thousand underprivileged children. Their new academy is helping to secure college scholarships for budding young musicians. Charles Thomson speaks to the Godfather of Soul’s friends and family about their efforts to continue his little-known humanitarian work.

As a good friend of mine once said: ‘the hills are alive with the sound of …

In 1967 Philip Norman interviewed JRR Tolkein for the New York Times. Here’s the scoop. It turns out that the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings was born in South Africa, worked as an altar boy in Birmingham (England) and ended up pals with C.S. …

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Union Jacked: New Compilation

Russian Tourists Invade Cyprus

Five of the Best Cafe/Bars in Athens

Titian 2012 – a Contemporary Response to The Renaissance Master

Barbados: Don’t Bother, Frankly