The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
Russian broadcasters have protested about their country's actions in Crimea, which brings to mind the courage of a Soviet radio announcer 30 years ago.
India's invisible widows, divorcees and singles
Stories of sexual violence against women have made repeatedly made headlines in India. But there are other hazards for Indian women, and particularly for single women.
The restaurants that thrive on insulting their diners
A Chinese eatery dubbed "London's rudest" has promised better service. Is insulting your customers ever a good idea?
The Loop: The postcode lottery
Welcome to the Loop, the Magazine's weekly letters column, including the best of your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.
Why do people wear a monocle?
Reports suggest there has been a surge in hipsters wearing monocles, but why do people usually wear them?
The Somali love of 'rude' nicknames
Justin Marozzi on Somalia's popular but politically incorrect nicknames.
Five historical errors in the new 300 film
How much of 300: Rise of an Empire plays fast and loose with the history, asks Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek culture at Cambridge University.
10 things we didn't know last week
There's a zipline between Spain and Portugal, plus more nuggets from the week's news.