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What'll you have?

a day ago NaN minutes


"So far," writes Tom Shakespeare, "the pub has weathered the tides of history and adapted to every c


A Sense of an Opening

8 days ago 10 minutes


As a psychotherapist, Susie Orbach spends her working days helping people find words to express thei


Going Underground

15 days ago 10 minutes


Will Self reflects on a year of not travelling on the London underground and why he's starting to m


A Sense of Fear

22 days ago 10 minutes


As the government announces a tightening of Britain's borders, Zoe Strimpel tries to understand her


Sacking the Capitols

a month ago 10 minutes


Sarah Dunant finds chilling parallels between recent events in Washington and the Sack of Rome in 15


The Power of Slow Storytelling

a month ago 9 minutes


Rebecca Stott on why stories told over time seem so fitting for lockdown. "In this third lockdown,"


Whose Free Speech?

a month ago 9 minutes


John Gray argues that the social media bans on Donald Trump pose many risks. "The country is alread


A Turning Point for Democracy?

2 months ago 8 minutes


Adam Gopnik attempts to make sense of events in Washington this week and argues that the attack on C


New Year Letter from New York

2 months ago 9 minutes


Adam Gopnik, cycling around Central Park in New York, explains why going round in circles suddenly


Spiritual Pick and Mix

2 months ago 50 minutes


Bernardine Evaristo reflects on spirituality and syncretism. "There are many people," she writes,


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