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In brief: Every Good Boy Does Fine; Islanders; Sentient – review

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Jeremy DenkPicador, £20, pp384 Denk is one of America’s most celebrated classical pianists. In this illuminating and wise memoir, he charts his journey from schoolboy prodigy through years of gruelling study to his ev...

Respiratory syncytial virus kills 100,000 under-fives every year

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Respiratory syncytial virus is killing 100,000 children under the age of five every year worldwide, new figures reveal as experts say the global easing of coronavirus restrictions is causing a surge in cases. RSV is t...

Alabama’s Nick Saban says Texas A&M ‘bought every player on their team’

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Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for “buying” players in its top-ranked recruiting class with name, image and likeness deals, saying Crimson Tide football players earned more than $...

‘Every guy was hitting on me’: actor Rosie Perez on Botox, boxing – and the casting couch

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Rosie Perez apologises for sounding a little hoarse – it’s partly because of a cold, but mainly because she spent Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, screaming for Amanda Serrano during her historic bout against ...

A North Sea oil windfall tax won’t raise much but every little bit helps

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Tesco chairman John Allan, aside from calling for a windfall tax on North Sea oil and producers, also said this on Tuesday: “I think they [the companies’ boards] are expecting it and I doubt they would actually be muc...

One down, 39,136 to go: the explorers who walk every street in their city

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There’s no better way to soothe the soul – and get to know a town – than striding through its streets. In my 20s, heartbroken after getting dumped, all I could do was march with the tide of London’s rush hour until th...

‘They bombed every second’: evacuees’ horror weeks in Azovstal steel plant

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Their bunker couldn’t withstand a direct hit from ferocious Russian bombardment, food was running out and finding water could get them killed. For some civilians inside the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, it was an ...

Sainsbury’s customers ‘now watch every penny’ as cost of living soars

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. Sainsbury’s has said its customers are starting to watch “every penny” as the cost of living crisis mounts, which combined with significant cost increases and difficulties with supplies will lower profits at the su...

US egg factory roasts alive 5.3m chickens in avian flu cull – then fires almost every worker

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Labourers at the one of the world’s largest egg factories arrived at the plant in Rembrandt, Iowa, early one morning in March to discover they were about to work themselves out of a job. As they gathered at the huge b...

‘Bossware is coming for almost every worker’: the software you might not realize is watching you

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When the job of a young east coast-based analyst – we’ll call him James – went remote with the pandemic, he didn’t envisage any problems. The company, a large US retailer for which he has been a salaried employee for ...

The US may not share Britain’s obsession with class – but it hates women every bit as much

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You have to be careful about letting women into politics, you really do. You give them a few rights and then they start clamouring for more. Worse still, they start using their womanly wiles to get their way, crossing...

Life is about small pleasures. Having the same thing for dinner every night may not be one of them

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What did I eat when I had no kitchen of my own, and very little money? The answer is: the same thing every day. At the time, I was living in one room in a house in Glasgow. Don’t misunderstand: it was a lovely room in...

Ultra-fast fashion is taking over – and using every trick in the book to get us addicted

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High street brands such as H&M and Zara have been accelerating the pace of fast fashion for years, but the 4,414 new styles H&M added to its US website this year isn’t even the worst of it – enter ultra-fast f...

A day in the life of (almost) every vending machine in the world

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A minute before midnight on 21 July 2021, as passengers staggered sleepily through Manchester airport, I stood wringing my hands in the glow of a vending machine that was seven feet tall, conspicuously branded with th...

Glasgow apologises for role in slave trade, saying its ‘tentacles’ are in every corner of city

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Glasgow authorities have apologised for the city’s role in the Atlantic slave trade, saying the “tentacles” of money from the practice reached every corner of Scotland’s biggest metropolis. The apology comes as Britai...

Every Family Has a Story by Julia Samuel review – why we inherit our parents’ problems

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“How are you?” is a question – as I remember my mother telling me long ago – best avoided. Once you start to think about it, you realise most people prefer not to have to respond to the inquiry truthfully (a polite “f...

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