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Soft countries make soft men: Q&A with Mike Newell, director of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Soft countries make soft men: Q&A with Mike Newell, director of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

By James Geary Mike Newell, acclaimed director of hits including Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and Four Weddings and A Funeral, spoke to James Geary about...

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Food for Thought Ancient to Modern: Truffles and Mushrooms, Trufflemania and Mycophily

Food for Thought Ancient to Modern: Truffles and Mushrooms, Trufflemania and Mycophily

By Patrick Hunt Herculaneum, Roman Wall Painting fungi detail, National Museum, Naples (public domain image) Truffles can drive people to do funny things. Moliere’s...

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The New Alexandrian Library

The New Alexandrian Library

By Andrew Herkovic The ancient Library of Alexandria, real as it once was, is essentially the stuff of myth. What we usually understand as libraries, even the most...

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On Hannibal’s Trail

On Hannibal’s Trail

By Danny Wood Three brothers, Danny, Ben and Sam Wood, search for archaeological traces of Hannibal, the Carthaginian warrior, as they cycle his two thousand mile...

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