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The author of the bestselling book The Uninhabitable Earth on why “we are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible”.
Workers are put at high risk of anxiety and burnout, while consumers are emboldened to behave aggressively.
The effect of a miscalculation could be more devastating than we can imagine.
The UK, damaged by Brexit and austerity, will face the next recession in its weakest position for decades.
Partisan hashtags give egoists and grifters a shortcut to a diehard following and reinforce online echo chambers.
Police officers are calling for the return of stop-and-search after knife crime reaches an all-time high.
No one seriously disputes that the deputy leader would rather Corbyn was not in post.
It is a sign of the times that I find myself defending liberal values in London, the city that welcomed me like it has so many others.
The insistence that statues of players actually look like their subjects shows the perennial conflict between visionary artists and the baying mob.
The release of my band's debut album at the age of 45 has taken me away from one of Scotland's few think tanks and into any number of weird worlds.
He burned through more than £200m of taxpayers’ cash in one news cycle.
A global debt crisis, trade wars and a slowing China risk creating a new recession – even before the damage of the last one has been undone.
Why the Liberal Party of Asquith and Lloyd George should be the inspiration for the new Independent Group.
Bragg is one of our most industrious public intellectuals, but his inner life is replete with mystery and devotion
Neuropsychologist AK Benjamin conjures strange and powerful stories in a book poised between fiction and memoir.
Plus: The latest installment of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag is perfect television.
French's attempt to elevate crime fiction into literature leaves the reader in a near-constant state of befuddlement.
Stalin and the seat-of-his-pants spy.
With the news that Global is closing more than 40 local breakfast shows, Antonia Quirke mourns the loss of small-town radio.
A new poem by Fred Johnston.
The French philosopher Diderot was a hero of the Enlightenment who counselled Catherine the Great. Wisely, she ignored his advice.
Brie Larson brings amused intelligence to the Marvel franchise as Carol Danvers.
The legitimacy of “Instapoetry” has long been fiercely debated: but the rise of the term has sparked a fragmented critical conversation.
The psychotherapist on admiring Mhairi Black, Chopin and why her Mastermind subject would be Jane Austen.
Noise levels on hospital wards far exceed the levels recommended by the World Health Organization
It is two weeks since my eardrum perforated on the train and I am still deaf.
Nigel Farage is to walk from Sunderland to London in protest at something. I can’t remember what, but he is truly inspirational.
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