Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that?
Remembering Peter and Paddy
William Dalrymple pays tribute to his fellow travel writers Peter Matthiessen, who died last week, and Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.
The eight tribes of vinyl collector
As the seventh annual Record Store Day approaches, here are eight different groups of vinyl collectors.
10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics
Does a politician's appearance influence what voters think of them? Here are 10 moments that suggest dress is important.
How 420 became code for marijuana
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
Magazine Quick Reads
Should the UK have more bank holidays?
Does the UK have enough bank holidays, asks Anthony Reuben.
The Saudi women smoking shishas
Should a woman have a male guardian with her at a shisha cafe? The debate raging in Saudi Arabia.
Iran execution stopped at last minute
A series of dramatic images of a public execution in Iran stopped at the last minute are being widely shared.
Finding freedom in a full-body suit
Some people in Japan go out in tight, head-to-toe spandex body suits, saying the anonymity is liberating.
Cologne eviction 'hits tenants rights'
A man is evicted after a battle to keep his flat, turning him into a figurehead for German tenants' rights.
The tale of the lion and the spa break
On International Circus Day, author Jeremy Clay recounts the tale of an escaped lion and a spa stay that proved rather less than stress-free.