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Shops are open again – but when did high street fashion become so drab?

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One of the strangest things about living in a time of supposedly limitless consumer options is the lack of genuine choice. There is a lot of stuff, and it is very easy to access, but much of it is essentially the same...

What Succession gets right about the rich

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How should a rich person be? In Succession, the HBO drama about the trials and tribulations of the ultra-wealthy Roy family and their crumbling media dynasty, the answer is, mostly, unhappy. In the first two seasons, ...

TV tonight: Billy Connolly, Keith Moon and trucks full of snakes

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The Big Yin looks back at his life and 50-year standup career in this new seven-parter, featuring unparalleled access to his home life in Florida. In tonight’s opener, he muses on bad behaviour (his own and others’),...

Is the US really a ‘failed state’ or has the internet just become a series of poor comparisons?

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As a child, in the back of the car on drives along the motorway, I would look for connections between the number plates on surrounding cars. How many started with an odd number? How many with an even number? The searc...

It isn’t just the US: abortion barriers in Britain are forcing women to travel miles for treatment

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When a draft supreme court decision was leaked in May showing that judges intended to overturn Roe v Wade, many in the UK reacted with outrage. Rightly so: such a law change would leave abortion rules up to individual...