Where the Wild Things Are: in the Roof of Africa lives a most atypical monkey. Henry Wismayer rises at dawn to study the second-most political of primates
A Matter of Taste: are pendant lamps a turn-on, or a turn-off? Kassia St Clair sheds light on a new trend
Found in Translation: Simon Willis follows Geert Mak's journey through America, which captures a nation in decline
Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber steps into the mysterious world of the Palme d'Or-winning "Winter Sleep"
Once a mark of the cultured, language-learning is in retreat among English speakers. It’s never too late, but where to start? Robert Lane Greene launches our Big Question
American-style informality has reached Germany, and it is producing some friction. Andreas Kluth, back home from California, speaks from experience
When did we start speaking in sets of capital letters? Robert Lane Greene looks into the rise of the acronym and its sibling, the initialism
It used to mean a skilled worker, more craftsman than artist. Now it is applied to bread, and even lettuce. Anthony Gardner traces the rise of a vogue word