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‘Doesn’t change anything about the story’: the documentary denounced by Alanis Morissette

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Step into any karaoke bar, and there’s a solid chance that the emotional climax of the evening will come from the brave soul who tackles You Oughta Know, the debut 1995 single by the Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis ...

‘If I can get a plane into the sky, I can do anything’: female Afghan pilot refuses to be grounded

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Sitting alone in her small flat in Bulgaria, Mohadese Mirzaee contemplates the future. Three months ago, she left behind her family, and her dream job, in Afghanistan. At 23, Mirzaee was the country’s first female com...

Levelling up? If anything, things are getting worse for the lowest paid in the UK

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This should be the moment: it’s the best chance in years for a shot at the “high wage, high skill economy” that Boris Johnson promised. The ratio of job vacancies to unemployed people is at its highest since the 1960s...

Caleb Plant: ‘I feel indestructible, like I can conquer anything’

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Caleb Plant usually carries himself with composure and conviction. Whether he is talking late at night on a Zoom call to me about the terrible adversity of his past life, or walking around Las Vegas this week, answeri...

Ben Earl: ‘I’d do anything to play again for England. It’s the pinnacle’

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Last Sunday two of the most talented young sportsmen in England sat down for a shared consolatory beer. Zak Crawley lost his Test place this year following a bad run with the bat while his close friend Ben Earl was om...

‘Anything I do, I want to be the best’: Usain Bolt

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Hang on,” I can’t help thinking as I wait for Usain Bolt – the Usain Bolt, Fastest Man In The World Usain Bolt – to magically appear on the laptop screen in my kitchen. Bolt has released a reggae album with his childh...

MJ Rodriguez on Pose and making Emmy history: ‘I want to play anything: trans, cis, superhero, alien’

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MJ Rodriguez can see me but I can’t see her. This is not the sort of existential issue that afflicted pre-pandemic interviews, but minutes before my Zoom encounter with the actor and singer I get an email from Rodrigu...

‘Now I don’t have anything’: female TV anchor flees Afghanistan after interviewing Taliban – video

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The Afghan television anchor Beheshta Arghand, has been evacuated from Afghanistan amid risks for her safety and freedom after interviewing a Taliban official live on air after the fall of Kabul in late August. Arghan...

John Oliver on Purdue Pharma: ‘We’re not getting anything approaching justice’

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Building on previous episodes of Last Week Tonight on Purdue Pharma’s role in stoking and profiting from the opioid crisis, John Oliver returned focus Sunday evening to the Sackler family, owners of the OxyContin prod...

Lockdown reawakened my childhood love of chess. Now I can’t do anything else

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Lord help me, I am in the whirlwind throes of the beautiful game. Online chess. The ancient pastime enjoyed a boom late last year. And I got caught squarely in its blast. Chess.com, the internet’s leading chess platfo...

Survivors of California’s forced sterilizations: ‘It’s like my life wasn’t worth anything’

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It wasn’t until years after Kelli Dillon went into surgery while incarcerated in the California state prison system that she realized her reproductive capacity had been stripped away without her knowledge. In 2001, at...

The government’s rape review: an apology, but will anything change?

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The government has said sorry to thousands of rape victims who have been failed by the criminal justice system. But survivors want cases reopened and justice finally done How...

‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera

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“Start with your feet, Earth-kin,” coos soprano Anna Dennis into my ear. I’m standing in the small space that is hosting the world’s first ever virtual reality opera. I have a headset, headphones and a backpack. The R...

Drafted in to say nothing about anything, Thérèse Coffey finds her forte

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It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. And it sure as hell isn’t going to be the person who created the mess. Boris Johnson’s enthusiasm for giving press conferences in his new £2.6m media suite is diminishing ...

Emma Cline: ‘Reading anything because you “should” doesn’t make sense to me’

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The book I am currently readingI’m halfway through A Way of Life, Like Any Other by Darcy O’Brien, a demented and perfect novel from the late 70s about the mythology of Hollywood intersecting with the mythology of fam...