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Sophie McBain is a special correspondent at the New Statesman. She was previously an assistant editor.
Perhaps the only thing worse than submerging yourself too deeply in other people’s sorrow is to not feel it at all.
Focusing on what we appreciate in life may seem an easy way to boost morale, but does it inhibit political action?
Stuck at home in lockdown, and with limited access to mental health services, people are turning to chatbots for company, advice and even friendship.
The story of our culinary landscape is one of changing tastes and widening inequality.
The pandemic has not just kept us physically distant, it has created new gulfs between old friends.
The country singer and all-American icon donated $1m to coronavirus vaccine research, but it's only the latest initiative in a lifetime of philanthropy.
The director of the Vaccine Confidence Project on why the number of anti-vaxxers has risen and how to respond.
The former Financial Times editor on Brexit, learning from his father, and the crisis of liberalism.
If you are instinctively shy or self-conscious, a video call is a uniquely awkward way to communicate.
Christie Tate’s Group is the latest in a long line of enjoyable, absorbing therapy memoirs. But is their appeal purely voyeuristic?