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Despite climate, war and Covid, is everything actually … getting better?

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Reading and watching the media over the past year, you might be forgiven for thinking that we are facing the collapse of civilisation. We have a shrinking economy, a fuel crisis that may bring on energy rationing and ...

The teens disrupting Minions screenings might actually be the saviours of cinema

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Nobody really knew what the state of cinema would be post-Covid. Would audiences stay at home through fear? Would streaming kill off the theatrical experience for good? Or would cinema itself take on a whole new form;...

The ‘clearances paradox’: could less policing actually reduce gun violence in New York?

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James Essig, the chief of detectives for the New York police department, stepped up to the podium to explain how the department had solved a crime. Less than a week before, on 9 January 2022, just after midnight, 19-y...

‘It’s awful actually’: voices from the cost of living protest in London

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From midwives to firefighters, thousands of people gathered in central London on Saturday to protest against the government’s response to the cost of living crisis. Some are calling for pay increases, while others say...

To infinity – actually, let’s go back: why can film franchises no longer look to the future?

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The best known line of dialogue from Toy Story – the best known line from any Pixar film, in fact – is Buzz Lightyear’s gloriously nonsensical catchphrase, “To infinity – and beyond!” It’s hardly surprising, then, tha...

Are UK coronavirus cases actually going down or are they just harder to count?

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For almost two years we’ve been glued to a set of numbers: the grim trio of cases, hospitalisations and deaths that defined coronavirus in the UK. The daily figures led news reports for more than a year: people watche...

‘It looks like a river, but it’s actually the sea’: Jessica Auer’s best phone picture

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Pre-pandemic, Canadian Jessica Auer split her time between Montreal and east Iceland. She was living in the former when the city announced its first lockdown in March 2020 and so, not knowing what lay ahead, she and h...

Pushing Buttons: Is the PlayStation Plus revamp actually good for gamers?

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Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian’s gaming newsletter. If you’d like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. It is now ...

What are Russia’s biological weapons claims and what’s actually happening?

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The UN security council met on Friday at Russia’s request to discuss Moscow’s claims that the US is funding “military biological activities” in Ukraine – in other words, secretly developing biological weapons in Ukrai...

What will ‘living with Covid’ actually mean?

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Last week Boris Johnson announced that all Covid regulations in England, including the requirement to isolate after testing positive, were due to be abolished on 24 February. Whilst the Omicron variant has caused fewe...

Republican under fire for using ‘Voltaire’ quote actually coined by neo-Nazi

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The Kentucky Republican congressman Thomas Massie was under familiar fire on Monday, after criticising Anthony Fauci with a quote attributed to Voltaire but actually coined by a white supremacist convicted on charges ...

Joe Rogan’s Covid claims: what does the science actually say?

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Spotify has said it will add “content advisories” to episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast discussing Covid after the singers Neil Young and Joni Mitchell accused the streaming service of helping to spread Covid misinformat...

A year after the Jan 6 capitol attack, what has the US actually learned?

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One year ago, he was frantically barricading the doors to the House gallery to keep out the violent mob. Today, he calls the insurrection a “bold-faced lie” and likens the event to “a normal tourist visit”. The story ...

Ten board games that your teens might actually play with you this Christmas

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The last decade has seen an explosion in the popularity of board and card games that aren’t just the traditional Christmas assortment. Families seeking interesting, actually fun alternatives to Monopoly and Trivial Pu...

Finally, Nicolas Cage is actually playing Nicolas Cage

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This is a pivotal moment in Nicolas Cage’s career. Once a gold-plated blockbuster icon, he crashed to Earth many years ago in a flurry of financial mismanagement and poor career choices. You just have to look at his I...

Tim Dowling: there’s a must-watch new TV show. But how on Earth do we actually watch it?

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The big cherry tree in the garden clung to its yellowing foliage throughout the damp, still autumn, then shed the lot in two days. Beyond the branches lie vistas unseen for months. I spend a half-hour watching a man r...

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