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‘Elite v plebs’: the Oxford rivalries of boys who would never grow up to be men

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It was even more elitist than Oxford’s Bullingdon Club, whose past members include Boris Johnson, David Cameron and George Osborne. The Annandale Society, nicknamed the Anna, was made up exclusively of Old Etonians at...

‘It was never about saving Newsom’: how Latino voters played a major role in California

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Luis Sánchez worked overtime to rescue Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s recall race. His group PowerCA Action reached more than a quarter-million voters ahead of election day, encouraging young Latino Californian...

Bernardine Evaristo on a childhood shaped by racism: ‘I was never going to give up’

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When I won the Booker prize in 2019 for my novel Girl, Woman, Other, I became an “overnight success”, na 40 years working professionally in the arts. My career hadn’t been without its achievements and recognition, ...

Never Mind the Buzzcocks review – Daisy May Cooper takes on the pop patriarchy

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I had assumed Never Mind the Buzzcocks died at the height of its success, like Jimi Hendrix or Axel F’s Crazy Frog. In werklikheid, since it was last on the BBC in 2015, Buzzcocks has been in TV rehab and now, cleaned up and...

‘We never went home before 10pm’: 50 years of reporting on politics and power

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Lobby journalism is a constant battle of contradictions – and that’s before you get to Boris Johnson. On the one hand, it’s a glamorous mix of receptions in Downing Street or the House of Commons terrace and flying on...

‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review

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The statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder of the Royal Academy, stands in its courtyard, usually garlanded with flowers when the Summer Exhibition is on. This year it wears instead a sash of Dutch wax print, the fabr...

‘I would never spend that much on a kitchen!’: Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud on money, ambition – and expensive mistakes

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The first couple of episodes of the current series of Grand Designs have already aired, but – as if it was itself an over-running building project – Kevin McCloud is still filming. When we speak over Zoom, from the sm...

‘I’ve never watched a moment of Morse!’ The secrets of ITV’s smash hit Endeavour

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The return this weekend of Endeavour – ITV’s prequel to Inspector Morse – for its eighth series will thrill its seven million viewers, but co-star Roger Allam is surprised still to be around. When he was offered a thr...

‘Who knows what the inside is like?’ The Australians buying houses they have never seen

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Erin Lyall has spent the past five weeks walking the streets of Sunbury via Google Street View, looking at houses. It’s not how she imagined buying her first home. But with Melbourne spending nine of the past 15 weeks...

Al-Qaida’s road to 9/11 – and why it was never finally defeated

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Few terrorist organisations survive for more than a few years. Al-Qaida was different. Jason Burke, who has spent much of his career reporting on the group, and former member Aimen Dean reflect on how it was able to c...

Iceland Is Best review – quirky coming-of-age indie never takes off

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Here’s yet another quirky indie film with a feisty teenager who longs to get as far away from her birthplace as possible. The setting is a small fishing town in Iceland, egter, which lends an interesting internation...

‘You’ve never faced these choices’: Jen Psaki tells reporter on anti-abortion question – video

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The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, made an earnest retort to a journalist questioning Joe Biden's support for abortion. The US president condemned the supreme court decision not to consider a Texas law that i...

Biden isn’t the first president to promise never to wage another war of intervention

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Joe Biden declares an end to “an era of major military operations to remake other countries”. A president’s job, hy sê, is to protect and defend the “fundamental national security interest of the United States of Am...

The Palestinian Authority’s crackdown on protest shows it will never serve its own people

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Aan 24 Junie, Nizar Banat, a longtime activist and outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA), was reportedly arrested and beaten outside his cousin’s home in Hebron by the authority’s security forces – he died ...

‘I’ve never said we should plant a trillion trees’: what ecopreneur Thomas Crowther did next

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Thomas Crowther understands more than most the danger of simple, optimistic messages about combating the climate crisis. In July 2019, the British ecologist co-authored a study estimating that Earth had space for an e...

It’s never boring at the barber’s when aliens and cryptocurrency are involved

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I used to go to a barber who believed he had once been abducted by aliens. Regular in-the-mirror conversation starters – “been away this year?”, “did you see the match last night?” – would generally return to that for...

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