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The lost art of listening

Students and lecturers no longer seem able fully to engage with each other, writes Tom Palaima

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The Israeli academy: unity amid divisions Subscription

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Matthew Reisz reports on Anglo-Israeli scientific collaborations against the backdrop of a campaign for a boycott

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Pumping iron with the female bodybuilders Subscription

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Tanya Bunsell’s immersion in the world of weightlifting yielded insights into steroid use and ‘muscle worship’

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Bart Moore-Gilbert: the truth about my father

A postcolonial scholar began a troubling quest after learning about his father’s role in counterinsurgency in India

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Beware ‘brain-based learning’ Subscription

12 December 2013

Enthusiasm for ‘neuroeducation’ risks blinding people to its potentially limited efficacy, argues Steven Rose

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Film

At Berkeley, directed by Frederick Wiseman Subscription

11 September 2014

Insight into life in an iconic institution in flux makes Martin McQuillan fear for the future of public universities in the US

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General

North of one, south of the other Subscription

4 September 2014

Identity in the English-Scottish border region is a fluid concept that cannot be defined by nationality, says Ysanne Holt

Theatre

Stage whispers: Joan Littlewood Subscription

21 August 2014

When Liz Schafer interviewed the Oh! What A Lovely War director, she was bowled over by her passionate and indiscreet insights into her life in theatre

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Exhibitions

Disobedient Objects at the V&A: knit your own revolution Subscription

31 July 2014

Shahidha Bari on a thoughtfully assembled tour of dissent in all its handcrafted, inflatable, gorilla-masked, badge-bedecked glory

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Television

Mad, bad and dangerous to know: TV’s anti-heroes Subscription

17 July 2014

From Walter White to Dexter Morgan, what lies behind our fascination with imperfect heroes? asks Murray Smith

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Books

Etty Hillesum: an intellectual woman ahead of her time Subscription

27 February 2014

Mary Evans on the insights into persecution, knowledge and sexuality of a Dutch Jewish writer killed in Auschwitz

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