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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In December 2009 Lionel Shriver feared her older brother's weight problem would kill him. Days after she wrote this, he died
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.
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.
The parents of a British woman who went missing at sea from a Disney cruise ship are suing the company for £45,000.
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.
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.
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.
The film's lead graphic designer Annie Atkins was responsible for every graphic prop in the movie. We spoke to her about her work