How Brass Eye skewered our hysterical media age

Two decades after it first aired, no other satire has come close to matching Chris Morris’s prescient masterpiece

An ancient history of heavy drinking

From competitive boozing to stomach-churning hangover cures, the Greeks and Romans knew how to get stuck in

Let’s stop pointing our camera phones at every single thing

If you’re lucky enough to see something truly remarkable, keep your phone in your pocket

10 commandments for the public house

The perfect pub should provide an alcohol-abetted escape from the modern world

Why I’ve written my last Latin tattoo

A Cambridge classicist on a trend he helped to fuel, and why he wants it to end

The death of the album has been exaggerated

The remarkable resurgence of vinyl shows there’s life in the LP yet

WH Smith has become a national embarrassment

The legacy of a once great chain has been frittered away

42 peaks, 67 miles, all in 24 hours… can I conquer Britain’s greatest outdoor challenge?

The Lake District’s Bob Graham Round defeated me three times in one year. Now it’s time for one more try.