Is Charles Saatchi's so-called "playful tiff" with Nigella Lawson proof that physical power remains the biggest inequality between the sexes?
Various leading economies have recovered reasonably well from the great crisis of 2008.
It is amazing how the appearance of Ukip on the Scottish political scene has galvanised reaction.
tom shields Wembulee days
A SPECIAL Holyrood committee will today get down to business considering whether one of Scotland's great art collections should be allowed to go on tour.
Tom Harris, the Labour MP for Glasgow South, has raised an interesting set of issues by standing down from his party's front bench, claiming that he intends to spend more time with his family.
SILHOUETTED against the clear, evening sky, the dripping fuselage of the World War II Dornier bomber raised from the English Channel last week is already an iconic image, stirring all kinds of memories.
Affordable housing has been high on the political agenda for years, yet the shortage remains acute.
On my way to Queen Street station last week, I passed a man standing in front of a board at which he was gesturing, like Captain Mainwaring explaining a tricky field manoeuvre.
THIS spring and summer, two pairs of birds have chosen to nest near one of my windows, within easy binocular-gaze, one in the beech tree across the road, the other on the chimney of the building behind it.
WATCHING Stephen Hester on Channel 4 News the other night, it was a struggle to coax a tear.
I DON'T know about the Scottish cringe, but I found last Thursday night's Question Time programme toe-curling.
A BAD start to the week.
It's been a good week for ...
tom shields Food in the community
After half an hour when Roslyn, the cleaner who can't clean, still hadn't turned up, I contemplated the awful possibility of doing my own ironing.