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Decca Aitkenhead

Decca Aitkenhead

    Spend, spend, spend ... it is the only way out of the depression
    Spend, spend, spend ... it is the only way out of the depression
    By now you will probably have read an awful lot about the financial crisis. Perhaps I have been reading all the wrong stuff, but until now I have...
    Meet Jesus, the bisexual drug addict
    Meet Jesus, the bisexual drug addict
    James Frey sprawls on his back along the couch, knees bent with one tucked over the other, his laptop propped between midriff and thighs. He hits a...
    Less than the legend
    Less than the legend
    I'm not sure what a legend should look like exactly but I'm pretty sure it's not this. The paunchy, middle-aged figure who opens the door at 10am...
    Science is losing to religion
    Science is losing to religion
    He sold 1,5-million copies of The God Delusion, and stumped up thousands of pounds for atheist adverts. Decca Aitkenhead interviews Richard...
    'People do stupid things, that's what spreads HIV'
    'People do stupid things, that's what spreads HIV'
    When Elizabeth Pisani began her career as an HIV epidemiologist, fewer than 1,5-million cases of HIV/Aids had been reported across the world....
    'I wasn't brave enough'
    'I wasn't brave enough'
    The night Alan Johnston was taken hostage in Gaza, the kidnappers' leader told him he would one day go free. "And," the masked figure in robes told...
    'For eight minutes we sat there, waiting for him to die'
    'For eight minutes we sat there, waiting for him to die'
    Eric Allen Patton stabbed his victim to death with a set of knives, a barbecue fork and a pair of kitchen scissors. She was Charlene Kauer, a...
    Getting it on
    Getting it on
    WHEN you consider the crimes against humanity committed by advertisers over the years, it is hard to believe that the offering which has provoked...