How it came to be raining, but the weather will be fine and sunny.
News that a painting in the Serlachius Museum in Finland may be a member of Monet’s famous Grainstacks series might not be as good as it seems.
A single origin, many different meanings, and some irregularities to provoke the odd peeve.
Two simple questions: what is the carbon cost of what we eat? How can we choose products which have low carbon footprints? But are there answers?
The European Union recognises the need to update its copyright legislation. But are current proposals heading in the right direction?
There is a lot of bullshit about footwear. Even reputable and reliable opinions are seldom supported by much evidence. So what about ‘zero drop’ or ‘barefoot’ shoes? Great or misguided?
Images of the remarkable Lily Crucifix in Godshill Parish Church, Isle of Wight, which was spared removal during the Reformation. It dates from the early Renaissance, c 1450.
you can see the Isle of Wight for ever: a panorama.
The word ‘perk’ has three quite separate meanings and origins, and is a microcosm of English etymology.
If you were looking for a ‘good’ night out with a ‘bad’ man or woman, would you prefer someone who was amoral, immoral, or non-moral? Here comes a strange trip into English morphology…