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Laura Barnett

Laura Barnett

    Ruth Rendell: Pride is a very unpleasant thing
    Ruth Rendell: Pride is a very unpleasant thing
    When did you first start writing fiction? In my 20s. I started by writing short stories, but they weren't very good; I tried them on various magazines, and none of them was published....
    Art app? There’s a gallery for that
    Art app? There’s a gallery for that
    Best all-rounders
    When two senses become one
    When two senses become one
    Charlene Soraia was 11 when she realised she didn't experience the world in the same way as most people. She was about to start secondary school...
    The new superdrug -- food
    The new superdrug -- food
    I was 17 when I had my first migraine. For several hours, I felt sick, dizzy, oddly distanced from my surroundings. Then came the pain: a relentless, all-encompassing stabbing just behind my right eye. My mother, a lifelong sufferer, promptly issued me with a series of nutritional...
    Hysteria by any other name
    Hysteria by any other name
    In the winter of 1876 15-year-old Louise Augustine Gleizes, a patient at the sprawling Salpetriere women's hospital in Paris, had 154 hysterical...
    Radio frees Benghazi -- the war of words
    Radio frees Benghazi -- the war of words
    For hours and hours, I didn't know what to make of it: Tribute FM is the first ever English...
    Music shouldn't be afraid
    Music shouldn't be afraid
    The cover of Nitin Sawhney's new album, London Undersound, shows a man emerging ghost-like from what looks like an underground tunnel.