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Feature: Big brother in the academy

As monitoring of scholars’ performance, time and output increases, so do reservations about its value and effectiveness

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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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Interview: Hoarder or collector?

In his new book, Scott Herring aims to ‘depathologise’ hoarding. He talks to Matthew Reisz

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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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Object lessons: 100 examples of the stuff history was made on Subscription

23 October 2014

Rebecca Onion on the pros and cons of scholarship as listicle

Exhibitions

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 at Tate Modern, London Subscription

9 October 2014

The German artist critiqued Western ideals with humour and a sharp eye for their subjective nature, says Eliane Glaser

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Film

Cinema and food: a feast for the eyes Subscription

25 September 2014

Cinema is the perfect medium to examine the role and ritual of food in family, in love and in bringing people together. Davina Quinlivan feasts her eyes

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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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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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