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Native American groups capitalize on record donations to confront chronic hardship

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Leaders of non-profit organizations serving Native American communities in the US say they have been inundated with unprecedented financial support over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Native Americans are three ...

A-level textbook withdrawn over ‘inappropriate’ Native American question

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An A-level textbook has been withdrawn after a youth worker raised the alarm about an “inappropriate” question asking whether the treatment of Native Americans had been exaggerated. Hannah Wilkinson tweeted her horror...

American Express to raise credit card interest rates by more than 2%

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American Express is to increase the interest rates it charges UK consumers’ credit cards from February. The company said the increase in the rate by 2.3 percentage points – from 22.2% per 24.5% – was because of the ris...

Jitney review – August Wilson’s subtle dissection of the American dream

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Single-location dramas are all about comings and goings, manoeuvring multiple characters and plot lines in the same space. So what better setting than a taxicab office? August Wilson’s 1970s drama weaves together the ...

Impeachment: American Crime Story review – Clinton-Lewinsky drama is a salacious sensation

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There is nothing stranger than the recent past. For that reason, it can be a goldmine for writers, and none has extracted more from it in the past few years than Ryan Murphy. The late 90s is his most fertile seam, fur...

Colbert says new Superman motto got people angry – ‘it’s the American way’

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With several late-night programs on holiday, Stephen Colbert returned from a week off to discuss “major news about the most powerful man in the world”. That would be Superman, whose maker, DC Comics, announced a new ...

TV stasera: the addictive American Crime Story returns with Monica and Bill

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As the latest salvo in the addictive anthology strand that brought us The Assassination of Gianni Versace begins, Bill Clinton is nowhere to be seen. Anziché, the focus is on the network of competing interests, fever...

What sea level rise will do to famous American sites, visualized

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The land on which 10% of the world’s population lives could be lost to sea level rise if carbon emission trends continue, new maps and visualizations show. Fifty major cities, mostly in Asia, and at least one large na...

American schools gave kids laptops during the pandemic. Then they spied on them

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When the pandemic started last year, countless forms of inequality were exposed – including the millions of American families who don’t have access to laptops or broadband internet. After some delays, schools across t...

Why the American west’s ‘wildfire season’ is a thing of the past – visualized

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It’s only October, e 2021 has already been a horrendous year for wildfires in the American west. The Dixie fire leveled the town of Greenville. The Caldor fire forced the evacuation of tens of thousands in Lake Taho...

Mexico police intercept 652 Central American migrants in three cargo trucks

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Police in northern Mexico have discovered more than 600 Central American migrants hiding in three long cargo trucks headed to the United States, in one of the biggest roundups of US-bound migrants by Mexican authoriti...

Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto – a thrilling, irreverent take on the great American road trip

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Emily Bitto’s Wild Abandon is a sprawling novel, easy to read, with characters that are generously written and full of life. It is easy to get lost with Will, as he flees the shame of his small-town upbringing and the...

American siblings return home after three years under Chinese ‘exit ban’

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Two American siblings prevented from leaving China since 2018 have returned to the United States, their release coming shortly after the United States ended a legal case against a top Huawei executive. Cynthia and Vic...

‘American democracy will continue to be tested’: Peril author Robert Costa on Trump, the big lie and 2024

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It is nearly half a century since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein became the world’s most famous journalistic double act, immortalized by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the film All the President’s Men. But Wood...

The Cause: a history of the American revolution for our own troubled time

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A word to know: semiquincentennial, which will appear with increasing frequency as the 250th anniversary of American independence approaches. Joseph Ellis, author of well-regarded biographies of America’s founders, is...

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