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Weird art, bizarre paintings and history's strange fascinations
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Weird art, bizarre paintings and history's strange fascinations

Author Jonathan Melville: My trip behind the scenes of classic movie Local Hero
Local Hero illustration
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Author Jonathan Melville: My trip behind the scenes of classic movie Local Hero

Tobias Hürter: How Heisenberg mastered the art of unlearning
Illustration of Heisenberg
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Tobias Hürter: How Heisenberg mastered the art of unlearning

Author Nicholas Reynolds: My life inside the CIA war machine
Need to know - life in the CIA Illustration
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Author Nicholas Reynolds: My life inside the CIA war machine

Manni Coe: Repairing my brother, one drawing at a time
Picture of the night sky by Rueben Coe
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Manni Coe: Repairing my brother, one drawing at a time

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
Illustration of a boxing match
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John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?

Was JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit a historical novel?
The Hobbit illustration
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Was JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit a historical novel?

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
illustration of handcuffed prisoner in a forest
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Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother's childhood secret
illustration of a children's home
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JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother's childhood secret

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland
illustration of books in the snow
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The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland

Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams
Illustration of Peru
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Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams

Sinead Gleeson interview: 'Music has often been regarded as men's work'
illustration of female musicians
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Sinead Gleeson interview: 'Music has often been regarded as men's work'

Sir Ken Robinson gave us a masterclass in how to live
illlustration of Ken Robinson
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Sir Ken Robinson gave us a masterclass in how to live

Explorer Benedict Allen: The day I became a 'crocodile man'
illustration of an attack in the jungle
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Explorer Benedict Allen: The day I became a 'crocodile man'

Why I ran 35 marathons in 35 days
Alan Corcoran running
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Why I ran 35 marathons in 35 days

A surprising dark secret in Dartmoor prison
illustration of a history book
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A surprising dark secret in Dartmoor prison

Head trauma: The dark shadow looming at the heart of contact sport
illustration of a rugby ball
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Head trauma: The dark shadow looming at the heart of contact sport

Jon Ransom's letter to his 16-year-old self: 'It's about to get rough. There's no way around it'
Jon Ransom illustration
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Jon Ransom's letter to his 16-year-old self: 'It's about to get rough. There's no way around it'

Destruction of the Amazon: 'Let people know what is happening. Shout it loud'
Red Road Green
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Destruction of the Amazon: 'Let people know what is happening. Shout it loud'

Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand
Atlas of Scotland
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Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand