Pete Rose on League of Denial What has troubled me since finishing comprehensive look at the ongoing battle among neuropathologists, the National Football League, and the families of retired and

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Pen Stuart writes: “‘Are Chinese people creative?’ – it depends if you mean in the Western Christian sense of creating something from nothing”. This was the best line in a fascinating recent talk

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Andy Stubbings writes: I went to a talk on the future of publishing recently by Julius Wiedemann, the Design Editor at the art book publisher Taschen, at the Design Museum round the corner from our

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Eloise Keightley: David Crystal, British Library The broadcaster John Humphrys remarked in 2007, “It is the relentless onward march of the texters, the SMS vandals who are doing to our language

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Joe Ballantyne: Whoops, by John Lanchester For my money, Whoops is far and away the best book I've read about the financial crisis. It’s clear, concise and at times even funny. John Lanchester

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To mark the end of the year - as is now traditional on the blog - we asked people across the company to share something they'd enjoyed this year. We'll be publishing the responses on the blog between

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Andrew Curry, London: Future Savvy, by Adam Gordon Future Savvy was the most stimulating futures book I read this year. I was put off at first; it sets itself up as a book about forecasting, and I

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Oliver Wright, London: Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day, by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford & Orlanda Ruthven When we hear about those living on

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To see out 2009 on the blog, we asked people from across the company to give us a short review of a movie, book, exhibition, or anything that struck them during the year. Here's what they sent

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