The joys of Weltschmerz
19 Feb 2013 |
tags: films, melancholy, Weltschmerz
Feeling too happy? Need something to remind you that life is a serious business? Here are our suggestions.
A smile on the dial: films
14 Feb 2013 |
tags: cheerfulness, films
Want a film to put a spring in your step? Here are our nominations for films of good cheer. Send us yours.
A pure, gem-like flame
12 Feb 2013 |
tags: abdicatiions, Benedict XVI, Catholic Church
A good man, but a poor Pope? Think again.
5 Feb 2013 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Tasmania
Lightweight politicians have written a lightweight report on euthanasia for Tasmanian voters.
Six lessons from death in Belgium
24 Jan 2013 |
tags: Belgiium, bioethics, euthanasia
The world was shocked when Belgian doctors euthanased deaf twins who could not bear to be separated.
Harvard Munch: when liberty becomes bondage
10 Jan 2013 |
One hundred and fifty years after J S Mill's famous book on Utilitarianism, the heirs of his philosophy are embracing nihilism.
Our pick of films for 2012
2 Jan 2013 |
tags: best of, film reviews, movies
After consulting our reviewers, we've settled on our list of the best films of the past year.
“These tragedies must end”
18 Dec 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, divorce, gun control, rampage shooting
Why are so many rampage killers the sons of divorce?
The New Eugenics
14 Dec 2012 |
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.
The third rail of feminism
11 Dec 2012 |
tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, feminism
Why isn't the media interested in the facts about the controversial practice of female genital mutilation?