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The children’s author on surviving Covid and the “chaos and contradiction” of the Conservative government’s pandemic crisis.
Why so many of us are struggling to imagine a return to the pre-coronavirus routine, and fear life after lockdown.
The names we give to roads, schools and buildings are important – and nowhere is this more apparent than in John Cass’s east London.
Watching Ridley Scott’s The Martian, I feel a sudden affinity with Matt Damon eating his umpteenth meal of the same old same old.
I fear the return will not be a simple reunion with my old joys, but a reckoning with all the joys we have missed out on over the past year.
The British novelist discusses why our fixation on “wellness” grows as the planet around us decays.
I am beginning to have those puzzling aches which make me feel my time is drawing rather nearer and swifter than I would like. And then I notice my hand has turned blue...
Should dictionaries include sexist words and definitions?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Wesminster.
With no pubs or restaurants, it’s as if we’ve returned to Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, where awkward young farmhands called on beloveds to go walking after church...
I had visions of book burnings and scarlet letters, but then I remembered: parents are adults, too...