The ghost commune
Unplugging from the electrical grid was relatively easy. What we didn’t realise was that we needed the human grid, too
Each tree and farm, street and courthouse of my home county rests on shallow-buried stories of slavery and Civil War
The good catch
Hope for the world's devastated oceans rests on a change in the hearts of the fishermen that know them best
Talk with me
Philosophy should be conversation, not dogma – face-to-face talk about our place in the cosmos and how we should live
The Death Café
Death has become too sanitised. It needs raucous laughter and a little bit of living to make it real again
Should nations stay within their historical boundaries, or change as their populations do? Kosovo is a cautionary tale
The song collector
Romany and Traveller songs inspired a century of popular music. Now Sam Lee is searching for the last of them
Room for sex
Most architecture sets out to make us civil and efficient. Where are the homes that give us passion and pleasure?
They predicted the Boxing Day tsunami, but can Thailand’s sea gypsies stay afloat on the waves of modernity?