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13 Apr 14

n an era of potent concern over internet pornography, cyber-bullying, and drugs, it is hard to imagine a game being controversial. But 30 years ago Dungeons & Dragons was the subject of a full-on moral panic, writes Peter Ray Allison.

13 Apr 14

The late Victorians and Edwardians lived through a domestic revolution. Theirs was a bold and exciting age of innovation, groundbreaking discoveries and dramatic scientific changes, many of which altered life at home in profound ways - including some that were terrible and unforeseen.

13 Apr 14

Life in Victorian times was arguably considerably more dangerous than now, if the newspaper reports of the time are anything to go by, writes Jeremy Clay.

13 Apr 14

There are many reasons why animal experts might consider it unsuitable to keep a primate as a pet, but an episode from the 19th Century provides a particularly bizarre warning, writes Jeremy Clay.

13 Apr 14

On the weekend of Mothering Sunday, author Jeremy Clay tells the singular story of a dying wish, a dutiful daughter and a mum with two graves - 4,000 miles apart.

13 Apr 14

A beekeeper in China made headlines this week by creating a living coat of bees. But as author Jeremy Clay writes, he was beaten to the stunt by more than a century - by a man who wasn't even trying.

30 Mar 14

Rodney Archer, the aesthete in Fournier St, has Oscar Wilde's fireplace installed in his first floor drawing room. Now you can visit and see it with your own eyes.

30 Mar 14

Celebrating the publication of his new book Crypts of London by History Press, Malcolm Johnson - formerly Rector of St Botolph’s, Aldgate, where he ran a homeless shelter in the crypt – offers this brief history of London crypts.

29 Mar 14

or many they are a once-in-a-lifetime experience but chasing the Northern Lights dominates daily life for aurora hunters.

29 Mar 14

In December 2009 Lionel Shriver feared her older brother's weight problem would kill him. Days after she wrote this, he died

27 Mar 14

They were colourful, creative and conveyed serious messages to the British public. And although many of them were published half a century ago, many of the issues featured in the public information posters of the mid-20th Century remain important today.

27 Mar 14

Raymond "Jerry" Roberts - one of the last of a top World War Two code-breaking team at Bletchley Park - has died, aged 93, following a short illness.

26 Mar 14

The parents of a British woman who went missing at sea from a Disney cruise ship are suing the company for £45,000.

21 Mar 14

For his new series of documentaries about Los Angeles, Louis Theroux and his family re-located to the city, where they found themselves gradually embracing the Angeleno way of life.

16 Mar 14

In 1983, before computers came along, it wasn't easy to do electronic basslines and rhythms. So [New Order vocalist] Bernard Sumner started building these gadgets called sequencers.

16 Mar 14

The sexual mores of the 1970s have been the subject of intense focus recently, but there is much to be celebrated about this period of "volcanic upheaval", writes Sarah Dunant.

16 Mar 14

One man says he works 72 hours a week because everyone else at his office does; he’s thinking about cutting back on sleep so he can be more productive. A woman says the last time she had a moment for herself was when she went for her annual mammogram.

11 Mar 14

The film's lead graphic designer Annie Atkins was responsible for every graphic prop in the movie. We spoke to her about her work

11 Mar 14

In the run-up to our annual BFI Flare: London LGBT Festival, we look back through film history at 10 of the greatest movies about lesbians.

07 Mar 14

Adam Tuck‘s haunting montages blending his pictures of the streets in 2012 with those of his predecessor C A Mathew a century earlier.

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