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Henry Normal: ‘Comedy’s like sugar. It makes things better but I wouldn’t eat it on its own’

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Comedians become actors, pop stars become TV presenters … we’re used to artists switching lanes. Seldom travelled, wel, is the road leading from performance poetry to TV producing – TV producers not being renowned ...

UK economy is in a strange place, considering we’re supposed to be back to normal

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First there were empty supermarket shelves and “pingdemic” staff shortages, now Nandos is out of chicken and the car industry short of chips. It’s an unusual state of affairs for a country where normality was supposed...

‘We can’t go back to normal’: The US had deep inequalities before Covid. These women are fighting to make the recovery equitable

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Dr Ana Caskin treats underserved populations in Washington DC, in parts of the city where life expectancy is 20 years lower than it is in places that are a 20-minute train ride away. The last thing she wants when the ...

Labour says it will make flexible working the ‘new normal’

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Labour would legislate to make flexible working the default – including working from home or around the school-run – so that “work fits around people’s lives instead of dictating their lives”, Angela Rayner has announ...

As UK restrictions end, what will be the new normal for pubs?

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A week after England’s coronavirus restrictions came to an end on 19 July – with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not too far behind – the pubs sector is finally getting back to normal. But what counts for “normal...

Is it normal to feel depressed after having the vaccine?

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Is it normal to feel depressed after having the vaccine? I feel exactly as I did after doing my university exams. After I had finished months of revision, late nights and living off coffee and adrenaline, as soon as t...

London basement extensions now as normal as loft conversions, studie bevind

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With their underground swimming pools, cinemas and art galleries, London’s luxury basement developments have long provoked envy and disgust as depositories for the hidden wealth of the super rich. But a new study, whi...

An electoral stamp of approval for the Tories risks dishonesty becoming the new normal

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What kind of country has this become? We will know more when Thursday’s election results roll in by the weekend. Polls are narrowing but the Tories average 42% against Labour’s 35%. That’s extraordinary, when a party ...

The Guardian view on German politics: is green the new normal?

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These are heady days to be a German Green. Verlede maand, Die Grünen chose 40-year-old Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor in September’s federal election. Since then there has been a huge influx of new m...

Stephen Colbert on Biden’s speech: ‘Hasn’t felt that normal in five years’

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The Late Show aired live after Joe Biden’s first address to a (Covid-limited) joint session of Congress, to mark his first 100 days in office. “Because of the pandemic, tonight was a bit odd,” Stephen Colbert said. “F...

I am once again asking for a normal, affordable apartment

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I began my morning, as I do many mornings, by masochistically searching different apartment listing sites for one-bedrooms and studios I could fantasize about renting –well, to the extent that one can fantasize about ...

‘Howling anger’: How Angels in America and The Normal Heart confronted the Aids crisis

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Aan 3 Julie 1981, a single-column item appeared on page 20 of the New York Times under the headline: “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals.” In the four decades since, the cultural response to Aids has spanned every art f...

Grave New World: the current affairs spoof unmasking our new normal

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Twelve months into the Covid pandemic, the world has changed. But how, precisely? The so-called “new normal” is now a staple of standup sets, from Jen Brister on home schooling, Hal Cruttenden on entertainers retraini...

The old normal: Biden hits reset from Trump era in his first press set piece

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Has the fever in American politics finally broken? After a sickness that lasted four long years, it seems the patient is on the road to recovery. That was the impression of Joe Biden’s first presidential press confer...

Inside a long Covid clinic: ’I look normal, but my body is breaking down’ – video

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The Guardian has had unique access to University College London hospital's long Covid clinic where patients are treated for a multitude of different chronic symptoms ranging from ongoing fatigue to issues with taste a...

Tim Dowling: the middle child’s back from the US. Must. Act. Normal

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I am in my office shed, rushing to get some work done in order to clear my morning. An hour will do it, ek dink. Plenty of time. I send my wife a message that says, “Text me when you’ve got him.” A few seconds later s...