For all its much-publicized perils, the game remains successful. The reason why is surprisingly simple.
The first female Roman mayor has promised an end to posturing public figures.
It's a risky time to be an old Etonian in the Tory party. . .
The truth behind Philip Green's business practices is out, as Theresa May pledges to ensure the benefits of growth are shared amongst workers.
The South Sudanese refugees who will run at the Rio Olympics.
Our correspondent, Philip Maughan, tries to fit in to life as a Brexit exile in Berlin.
A Brexit boon for accountants, knights and peers in disgrace, and more woe at the Guardian.
There is a specific word for the melancholy of Istanbul. The city is suffering a mighty bout of something like hüzün at the moment.
Sir Shifty may fall in disgrace, but our ridiculous system will endure. No matter what's happening in the rest of politics.
Labour MPs will neither accept Corbyn’s leadership nor abandon the party if he wins again.
The image of sport is ready for a “pivot”, to borrow a phrase from Silicon Valley.
Britain’s best-loved seabird is vulnerable to global extinction.
A year of World Cup glory, meeting Paul McCartney and eating placenta.
Kate Mossman meets the man behind one of the world’s wealthiest rock bands.
What does visiting Wallasey, Pontypridd and Islington North reveal about Labour’s future?
Northern Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws are supported by politicians across the sectarian divide. Women are paying the price.
How an elite police unit of super-recognisers is catching some of London’s most prolific criminals.
Rifkind’s genteel new book, Power and Pragmatism, is a beguiling memoir.
D B C Pierre ponders whether writing is a teachable subject in his new book, Release the Bats: Writing Your Way Out of It.
New books by Lyndal Roper and Diarmaid MacCulloch reveal the scatalogy and theology of one of history's best known theologians.
Pixar's latest animation, a sequel to Finding Nemo, gives forgetful fish Dory a lead. Plus: Jason Bourne.
I wonder whether Julien Temple is stitching up Richards in his documentary The Origin of the Species.
August radio should be like a corkboard, with a few gems pinned here and there. Heck, Don’t Vote for Him is one.
With a lot of commemorative art to compete with, the premiere of Lancaster's new piece could have used, well, more passion.
Thank God Paul Morley’s The Age of Bowie doesn't try to be an objective, sensible biography.
Richard Mabey re-examines the legacy of Capability Brown.
A new book by Richard English suggests that killing can bring its own rewards.
John Claridge’s intimate photographs from the 1960s capture a lost world of wonder and possibility.
Helen Lewis sees the magic in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
“From here my ashes go back to the sea / And take my memories of every friend / And love, and anything still dear to me.”
Anthony Cummins on the bizarre scenarios in Daisy Johnson's collection of stories, Fen.
Simon Barnes on a history of the tarnished Olympics, The Games by David Goldblatt.
How to tackle the holiday's most indulgent meal.
The 1929 Liberal candidate for Hitchen throws an "American shower party".
The Bailey's shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction is among Tracey Thorn's top summer picks.
Nicolas Lezard is down and out in Rome.
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