Book of the week

Mock interrogation simulating waterboarding
November 26, 2015

Book of the week: Ethics aside, no useful information is to be gained from ‘coercive questioning’, says Steven Rose

Portraits of man's and child's corpses
November 19, 2015

Book of the week: Brace yourself for unusual keepsakes in a study of our attachment to corpses, says Deborah Lutz

Review: Everything to Nothing: The Poetry of the Great War, Revolution and the Transformation of Europe, by Geert Buelens
November 12, 2015

Deborah Longworth salutes the range and reach in Everything to Nothing

Boats docked in Port Hercule, Monaco
November 5, 2015

Richard Murphy praises a bold effort to halt tax-dodging by the 1 per cent

Review: On Stalin’s Team, by Sheila Fitzpatrick
October 29, 2015

Lara Cook lauds a study of the comrades who kept the Man of Steel company for 30 years

Review: The Con Men, by Terry Williams and Trevor B. Milton
October 22, 2015

From living rent-free to Madoff’s fraud, a study of scams forces us to face our sins, says Dick Hobbs

Review: The Cunning of Uncertainty, by Helga Nowotny
October 15, 2015

Flora Samuel on a revelatory call for researchers to embrace context, culture and the unknown

Review: Hume: An Intellectual Biography, by James A. Harris
October 8, 2015

Jacqueline Broad discovers admiration for a misunderstood and misrepresented philosopher

Review: Strip Cultures, by The Project on Vegas: Susan Willis, Stacy Jameson, Karen Klugman and Jane Kuenz
October 1, 2015

A work of distinction offers fresh insights into the hedonism and hangovers, says Richard J. Williams

Review: Fashion Victims, by Alison Matthews David
September 24, 2015

Stomach-churning detail reminds us of the blood, sweat and tears in clothes, says Shahidha Bari

Review: Intelligence in the Flesh, by Guy Claxton
September 17, 2015

From emotions to waiting tables, our physical frame deserves more credit, finds Joanna Bryson

Review: The Invention of Science, by David Wootton
September 10, 2015

Landmark discoveries have relied on some unexpected connections, says Richard Joyner

Review: Culture, Capitals and Graduate Futures, by Ciaran Burke
September 3, 2015

Early experience of class has a large effect on the working lives of graduates, discovers Huw Morris

Book review: The Man Who Closed the Asylums, by John Foot
August 27, 2015

Helen Bynum welcomes a study of the psychiatrist who ended the jail-like seclusion of patients

Book review: SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism and Media, by Kaitlynn Mendes
August 20, 2015

Emma Rees on the social networking origins of a 21st-century political movement

Review: Crisis at Work: Identity and the End of Career, by Jesse Potter
August 13, 2015

Bankers swap cufflinks for cassocks in an era of reinvention not defined by pay, finds Leslie Gofton

Review: Critical Reflections on Ownership, by Mary Warnock
August 6, 2015

A study of private property reminds us to reflect on the things we don’t control, finds Jane O’Grady

Review: The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution, by Ian Tattersall
July 30, 2015

Simon Underdown on our origin story’s twists, turns and red herrings

Book review: The Matter Factory: A History of the Chemistry Laboratory, by Peter J. T. Morris
July 23, 2015

The workspaces of pioneering scientists are laid bare in an insightful text, finds Richard Joyner

Book review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, by Lauren A. Rivera
July 16, 2015

To become a Master of the Universe, you must work hard but play harder, finds Angelia Wilson