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Modern Masculinity: new dads in lockdown: ‘I had a real feeling of inadequacy’ – video

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In this episode of Modern Masculinity, the Guardian's Iman Amrani speaks to fathers of young children about their experiences during lockdown. She meets Mark Williams, a fathers' mental health campaigner, to hear abou...

Modern Toss

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… on what to watch before lockdown ends

UK must fix modern slavery laws to help protect Uighurs in China, say MPs

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The UK government must toughen measures to tackle modern slavery, including more penalties to compel businesses to ensure Uighur forced labour is not used in their supply chains, according to a report by MPs. The hard...

Margaret Atwood to edit collaborative modern Decameron for the Covid era

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Fourteen Days: An Unauthorised Gathering imagines New York neighbours sharing stories amid the pandemic, with contributors from Dave Eggers to Celeste NgIn Boccaccio’s Decameron, a group of travellers take refuge from...

The Truth About Modern Slavery by Emily Kenway review – too much hollow talk

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During her time as home secretary and prime minister, Theresa May spoke repeatedly about her quest to eradicate the scourge of modern slavery. She described it as the “greatest human rights issue of our time”, and in ...

Race report boss wanted schools to teach ‘the truth’ about modern Britain

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The chairman of the controversial review of racial disparities drew up plans to introduce a new compulsory school subject to teach children “the truth” about modern Britain, the Observer has been told. Tony Sewell sug...

Lockdown brings alarming rise in modern slavery

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Sexual exploitation rose by a quarter and criminal exploitation by 42% in 2020, analysis of helpline data showsReports of sexual and criminal exploitation have risen alarmingly during the pandemic, according to new da...

Virtual awards and genuine diversity: Baftas step tentatively into the modern age

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Whatever the results, the 74th British Academy Film Awards, which take place this weekend, will be almost unrecognisable from last year’s ceremony. This is not just thanks to the pandemic. Over the past 14 months, the...

Revealed: Lord Byron’s £4,000 cheque that helped create modern Greece

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Racked by fever, prone to fits of delirium, consumed by his last great passion – the liberation of Greece – Lord Byron lay on his sickbed. It was 18 April 1824. The great Romantic poet would be dead the next day. “I h...

Not depressed or flourishing? How languishing defines modern life

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Name: Languishing. Age: At least as old as the chaise longue. Appearance: An existence devoid of promise, purpose and delight. And then you die. Pretty much. Well, this has been fun. It’s not supposed to be fun. Lang...

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen by Linda Colley review – how the modern world was made

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Few documents are venerated as much as the American constitution. Until recently, one million people a year filed past the original copy on display in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in Washington DC. Yet, as ...

Boy who threw six-year-old from Tate Modern was not considered a risk

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An autistic teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern was not considered a risk to others at the time, despite previously assaulting police and a restaurant worker, and hitting support staff with a br...

Teenager who threw six-year-old from Tate Modern was not considered a risk

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An autistic teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from the Tate Modern was not considered a risk to others at the time, despite previously assaulting police and a restaurant worker and hitting support staff with a bri...

The Modern Outback: sign up for email updates

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Guardian Australia’s Modern Outback newsletter will let you know whenever a new piece is published in our Modern Outback series. The link will be sent straight to your inbox when it is published on the Guardian websit...

How to Love Animals by Henry Mance review – the case against modern farming

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While researching this book, Henry Mance worked briefly in an abattoir, or “a disassembly line”, as he aptly terms it. As he watched sheep being stunned, their throats slit and then hung up, still twitching, from meta...

Sorcery-related violence should be thought of as profoundly modern

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News broke last week about the horrific attack on two women in Port Moresby after they were accused of sorcery. Senior leaders and police in Papua New Guinea expressed outrage that such violence was occurring in the ...

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