The Guardian4 min readPolitics
The Russian Spy Who Posed As A Canadian For More Than 20 Years
“A spy has to be an actor, but an actor that doesn’t need a public or a stage, and doesn’t require the approval of others,” says Elena Vavilova, as she sips a cappuccino in a Moscow cafe. Vavilova acted the part of a Canadian woman named Tracy Foley,
The Guardian4 min read
'It's An Act Of Hope': The Fairytale Rise Of The Real Kashmir Football Team
For 90 minutes, while their team plays, people of the war-torn Indian region of Kashmir forget curfews and protests and enjoy normality
The Guardian6 min read
Spice: 'When You Hear Mi Songs, Try Not To Whine!'
She is the dancehall queen who has made an impact – not least when jumping on her fans. Now she is bringing her X-rated show to Notting Hill carnival
The Guardian3 min read
How Often Do Americans Change Their Underwear? The Statistics Stink | Arwa Mahdawi
The latest findings may appear disgusting at first glance (or sniff). But it’s ‘advertistics’ such as this that are the real problem
The Guardian3 min read
So We’d Be Happier As Empty-nester Parents? That’s Rubbish | Simon Hattenstone
My children are adults, and the house is buzzing with life. Even thinking of them leaving fills me with a sense of loss
The Guardian4 min readPsychology
‘Self-care’: How A Radical Feminist Idea Was Stripped Of Politics For The Mass Market | André Spicer
Audre Lorde proposed a series of calming activities as a way to survive adversity. Now it’s just another form of ‘me time’
The Guardian3 min readPolitics
Greenlanders On Trump: ‘We Are Neither For Sale Nor Can Be Bought’
Guardian readers from Greenland share their reactions to Donald Trump’s idea to buy the country
The Guardian5 min readPolitics
Trump Wanting To Buy Greenland Is Yet Another Sign Of Putin’s Puppetry
Greenland didn’t just bubble into Trump’s mind randomly – it’s very much on Russia’s radar for its unknown supply of oil, gas and rare metals
The Guardian5 min read
Sebastian Maniscalco: The Record-breaking Comic Who Impressed Scorsese
The world’s fifth highest-earning comedian talks about going from serving Robert De Niro drinks to co-starring with him on screen
The Guardian4 min read
Google Loophole Allows Anti-abortion Clinics To Post Deceptive Ads
‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ seek to discourage women from getting abortions by ‘deceiving them about services they do or do not offer’
The Guardian5 min readSociety
Jay-Z Has Crossed The Picket Line With His NFL Deal | Derecka Purnell
The rap star thinks racial justice will come from corporations and billionaires. That’s self-serving and wrong
The Guardian3 min read
Peter Fonda, The Easy Rider Who Tested The Hippy Dream | Ed Vulliamy
The actor was a 60s icon but was also among the first in that era to tackle a bitterly divided America
The Guardian4 min readPolitics
How A Pan-European Picnic Brought Down The Iron Curtain
On 19 August 1989, Hungarians and Austrians gathered in friendship at the border, paving the way to unification
The Guardian9 min read
Jada Pinkett Smith: 'The Word "Wife": It's A Golden Cage, Swallow The Key'
She put her film career on hold and let husband Will Smith become a megastar. Now Jada Pinkett Smith’s candid chat show is opening up truthful conversations around kitchen tables everywhere
The Guardian4 min read
‘Do Black People Read?’ What My Years In Publishing Have Taught Me About Diversity In Books | Natalie Jerome
Malorie Blackman laments the lack of BAME children’s characters. I know – it’s a real battle to get writers of colour published
The Guardian16 min readPolitics
The Myth Of Eurabia: How A Far-right Conspiracy Theory Went Mainstream
Once an obscure idea confined to the darker corners of the internet, the anti-Islam ideology is now visible in the everyday politics of the west. How did this happen? By Andrew Brown
The Guardian4 min readPolitics
'I Don't Have Much Hope': Koreans Search For Loved Ones Who Died Fighting For Japan
As Tokyo marks the end of war in Pacific, conscripts’ families search for information on where their forebears fell
The Guardian4 min read
New Museum Tells Gripping Story Of Liberation Of Paris 75 Years On
Basement used by resistance as control centre transformed ahead of anniversary of Nazis surrender
The Guardian3 min read
What Happens When A Festival Gets Cancelled?
Several events have had to be pulled this summer, causing disappointment all round. But disgruntled punters wanting their money back are far from the only problem for organisers
The Guardian8 min readPolitics
Point Comfort: Where Slavery In America Began 400 Years Ago
In 1619, a ship with 20 captives landed at Virginia, ushering in the era of slavery in what would become the United States
The Guardian3 min readTech
The Fashion Line Designed To Trick Surveillance Cameras
Adversarial Fashion garments are covered in license plates, aimed at bamboozling a device’s databases
The Guardian3 min read
How Wonderful To Watch Simone Biles' Defiant Joy In Our Dark Times | Candice Frederick
Amid depressing news these days such as abortion bans, mass shootings and rampant Hollywood sexual assault cases, it can be easy to overlook an event so uplifting that it almost sounds like science fiction. Just a few days ago the gymnast Simone Bile
The Guardian8 min readPolitics
Ibram X Kendi On Why Not Being Racist Is Not Enough
The historian on how he confronted his own racism and the lessons he learned along the way, the far right’s abuse of free speech, and why the rise of the Squad gives him hope
The Guardian4 min read
Ex-porn Star Mia Khalifa Wants To Move On With Her Life. Why Won't We Let Her? | Michael Segalov
Most people watch X-rated internet content, so it’s pure hypocrisy to judge those who have worked in the industry
The Guardian3 min readTech
Invisibility Cloaks And 3D Masks: How To Thwart The Facial Recognition Cameras | Stuart Jeffries
In the brave new world of proliferating surveillance technology, human ingenuity is rising to the challenge
The Guardian3 min read
We’re A Queer Couple Trying For A Baby. Stop Asking ‘How Does That Work?’ | Kat Patrick
These very intimate details of our lives are always requested as if nothing is at stake. It’s laziness masquerading as curiosity
The Guardian4 min read
The 'Escorts' Who Ward Off Anti-abortion Protesters At Mississippi's Lone Clinic
‘Clinic escorts’ create a buffer between protesters and women arriving at the clinic as its role becomes ever more important
The Guardian3 min readPsychology
How Do You Know Whether You Can Trust Poll Results? Here’s What To Watch Out For | Rob Vance
The industry adage is that if it looks too good to be true it’s probably wrong. But the data reveals what’s really going on
The Guardian4 min readPolitics
'A Brutal Dinner': Celebrities Talk About Meeting Donald Trump
Woody Harrelson is the latest person to share his embarrassing story of meeting the reality TV star before he became president
The Guardian3 min readSociety
Ebola Now Curable After Trials Of Drugs In DRC, Say Scientists
Ebola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in the major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were found to have significantly reduced the death rate. ZMapp, used during
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