Carole Allsop reviews The Origin of Our Species by Chris Stringer.
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Peter Ellis sees the unfolding of England’s long history on a short railway journey.
Peter Ellis met up with a clan of cavers who get their kicks by stealing into the labyrinth of tunnels and chambers under the city’s streets.
The split personality of some cities was brought home to Peter Ellis when an ill-starred love affair ended in Istanbul.
Two Chinese men lean in but don’t look at each other. One is counting notes of different currencies, turning them over as he does. A cigarette rests delicately between his lips, the ash growing longer but he doesn’t touch it. Neither does the other man and his cigarette jiggles in his mouth as he talks, writing subtitles in smoke.
A museum of music and social change
Ellen shines a light on Egypt’s contribution to cinema and storytelling following a visit to Wekalet Behna film and arts hub.
A relentless tide of cellophane, plastic, aluminium, cardboard and paper assaults the UK’s city streets, motorway verges and seashores.
A speckle of landlocked country in the heart of Europe proves a melting pot of cultures.