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Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that we were the only souls in attendance at Brighton’s most depressing crematorium.
I have never quantified my “performance” with a smartphone, tracked my route with a GPS watch, or even listened to music while running. It’s the ultimate private time.
A new immersive environment, iAnimal, places the viewer inside a factory farm. So why am I still eating chicken?
My week – when I wasn't feeding my Twitter addiction, that is . . .
From Uber to drones, Amy Webb attempts to forecast how technology will change the world.
It's time for the Democrats to drive a wedge between Trump and the GOP – and remind America who did economic populism first.
As McGuiness leaves Stormont, it's time to reflect on the ex-IRA commander who made peace with Ian Paisley – and shook the hand of the Queen.
Tim Farron's double, disunited Unite, and Osborne joins BlackRock.
Devolution has proved an incomplete solution to the disunities of the UK. Now, we must ask: can the Union survive Brexit?
China’s attempt to disrupt the global football market lacks one crucial element: love for the game.
The week in the media, from Corbyn’s Trident misfires to the Kennedy myth.
BBC1’s coverage of the Trump inauguration was flaccid but Channel 4 and Newsnight excelled.
What has driven the new age of isolation - and the return of great power politics?
Martin Luther, the Reformation – and the birth of the modern world.
A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes shows how kings, emperors and sultans have been fighting over the city for millennia.
Philosophy used to be a staple of television and the newspapers. Not any longer. So where did all the philosophers go?
Riley once described her writing as “picking at scabs and lying awake”. In this, her fifth novel, the visceral discomfort is deeply compelling.
Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck explores the voyeuristic pleasure we take in women who crash and burn.
In the age of Donald Trump, we should all be reading this radical American nature writer.
Guo’s jagged, unpolished memoir Once Upon a Time in the East reminds us of the power of storytelling.
Most theatre about children is uplifting, feel-good fare. Carly Wijs's show bucks the trend.
Our modern addiction to sugar is killing us – and it may be too late to stop it.
Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud are back.
New shows are promising better political conversations across America’s divides.
Between the series' utterly unconvincing quickie in the House of Commons broom cupboard and Donald Trump's inauguration footage, it's been an unedifying week for this critic.
New books from Mark Fisher, Barney Hoskyns and Boualem Sansal.
Spaghetti carbonara, or, as I see it, bacon and eggs applied to a foreign base for a spurious sophistication.
The cruellest winter is as much part of regeneration as any season of abundance.
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