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‘Odd, eerie and haunting’: behind Maya Lin’s Manhattan ghost forest

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In Manhattan’s bustling Flatiron District, 49 coastal Atlantic cedars – each around 40ft tall, leafless branches grasping at the sky – tower over Madison Square Park’s usually flat, grassy plain. The spectral forest, ...

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa review – incandescent treasures

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The 18th-century Irish poem Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire is a “keen” written by Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, a woman mourning her husband and raging at his murder. Doireann Ní Ghríofa first encountered it as a schoolgirl ...

The scandal of Britain’s ‘ghost’ flights

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At least 15,000 flights have taken off from UK airports since March 2020 at less than 10% capacity or even with no passengers at all. The Guardian’s environment editor, Damian Carrington, attempts to find out why ...

Ordered online, assembled at home: the deadly toll of California’s ‘ghost guns’

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When Brian Muhammad, a program manager at a gun violence prevention group in California, asked a 16-year-old boy in 2018 how young people were getting guns, he assumed the answer would be Nevada, the neighboring state...

Hunt launched to find ‘ghost children’ missing from schools in England

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An investigation to locate so-called “ghost children” who have fallen off the radar during the pandemic is to be launched by England’s children’s commissioner, the Observer can reveal, amid growing concerns over their...

A father used a ghost gun to kill his three daughters. It’s a sign of a growing crisis

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A California man who shot and killed his three daughters, a chaperone who was supervising a visit with the girls and then himself last month was armed with a ghost gun, law enforcement officials revealed. David Mora R...

Ghost riders: the invisible lives of Johannesburg food couriers – photo essay

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It’s a Friday night in Johannesburg. Lockdown has just been eased as Covid infection rates have plateaued. The restive city is slowly springing back to life, with cars once again careering along the city’s recently em...

Shadowlands by Matthew Green review – Britain’s ghost places

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Matthew Green first heard about Dunwich, the drowned medieval city off the Suffolk coast, in 2016 during a period of instability and “emotional turmoil” in his life, when his father died and his wife left him. “I was ...

A love from beyond the grave – Kurt Tong on his ‘ghost marriage’ photographs

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At the centre of Kurt Tong’s elaborate visual narrative Dear Franklin, there is a doomed love story that is also a ghost story. It traces the intertwined lives of Franklin Lung, a man who rose from poor beginnings to ...

‘Ghost’ orchid that grows in the dark among new plant finds

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A ghost orchid that grows in complete darkness, an insect-trapping tobacco plant and an “exploding firework” flower are among the new species named by scientists in the last year. The species range from a voodoo lily ...

Ghost flights from UK running at 500 a month, data reveals

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Almost 500 “ghost flights” a month departed from the UK between October and December 2021, data has revealed. The information, obtained through a freedom of information request by the Guardian, shows Heathrow, Aberdee...

Ghost World at 20: the comic-book movie that refused to conform

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In the 20 years since Ghost World was released, nerd culture has become dominant culture, turning a term once associated with the dweeby outcasts of 80s comedies to a shorthand nearly everyone can self-apply. Now you’...

David Squires on … drones, ghost ships and a weird Premier League weekend

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Our resident cartoonist recalls some strange goings-on in the English top flight’s latest round of fixtures

Petite Maman review – Céline Sciamma’s spellbinding ghost story

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Céline Sciamma’s beautiful fairytale reverie is occasioned by the dual mysteries of memory and the future: simple, elegant and very moving. I fell instantly under its spell, and found myself thinking of classic Englis...

‘Never tried before’: California lawmakers use Texas tactics in bid to tackle ‘ghost guns’

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Stung by a deadly mass shooting on Sunday mere blocks from the state capitol, California lawmakers on Tuesday advanced an innovative yet untested approach to gun control that would empower private citizens to sue thos...

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