Art & Culture

Athens – A contemporary graffiti Mecca

The anguish of the times and the unemployment brought about by the Greek economic collapse have led to a new wave of innovative graffiti with social and political connotations turning Athens into a street art Mecca.

What science can tell us about Vikings

Recently, a three-year-old study resurfaced on the internet which made the feminists all squeal out in joy. The study had found, through osteological examination of skeletons, that Viking graves containing swords and shields

The lost world of the London Coffeehouse

In contrast to today’s rather mundane spawn of coffeehouse chains, the London of the 17th and 18th century was home to an eclectic and thriving coffee drinking scene. Dr Matthew Green explores the halcyon days of the London coffeehouse