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Nick Drnaso: ‘Something about comics attracts people who have anxiety’

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Nick Drnaso finds himself in a disconcerting position. His hobby has become his job. He is still struggling to get used to a world in which it makes more financial sense for him to sit at his drawing board from the mo...

The Vardy Effect: Going to court to deny something a rock could see is true

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Oscar Wilde, Barbra Streisand, and now – Rebekah Vardy. When news broke that Vardy had lost her libel case against Coleen Rooney, she joined this heady roster of celebrities who have launched brain-bogglingly misguide...

Something about Miriam Margolyes v Arnold Schwarzenegger smells funny

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The 1999 film End of Days has almost zero redeeming features. Slung together out of a cynical desire to cash in on premillennial angst, it is known as the movie in which Arnold Schwarzenegger literally fights Satan. I...

‘The enemy is planning something’: Kharkiv fears new Russian attack

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In the thick pine forests on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Konstantin was watching over his troops as they inspected their weapons. Some were greasing shells from the 1970s, preparing them to be used for an even older 57 ...

A journalist trying to out Rebel Wilson was like something from the sordid 80s. Thankfully, the world has changed

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I’ve been banned from writing about my kids, so you just have to imagine that this column features two random teenagers. It doesn’t really matter who they are – they are merely standing in for their generation as we h...

‘We need something real’: the Russian climate activist taking on Putin’s war

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Arshak Makichyan made a name for himself as Russia’s ‘lone climate activist’, protesting for change in a country where oil and gas exports have propped up the country’s economy for decades. Every Friday, for nearly tw...

‘We have to do something’: calls mount for Texas gun control laws after latest deadly attack

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Texas leaders are under growing pressure to increase gun control measures in the face of data indicating the state leads the US in mass shooting deaths, while Republicans have steadily eased restrictions on weapons an...

‘Do something, Democrats’: party struggles to rise to abortion challenge

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Visibly shaking with fury and brandishing megaphones and posters, thousands of women defending reproductive rights in America thronged below the marbled columns of the US supreme court to protest against what appears ...

Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial: ‘I believed something unlawful had happened’, Andrew Hastie says

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Australia’s Special Air Service regiment was riven by a “culture war” with one faction obsessed by a “pagan warrior ethos” where “killing was a sacrament in itself”, the assistant defence minister, Andrew Hastie, has ...

Like something from a Kubrick film – the hunt for Britain’s best modern buildings

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‘Why does nobody ever talk about Grimsby central library?” asks Owen Hatherley with an air of mild outrage. “How is it not famous? It’s a fabulous little building, with chandeliers, mosaics, public sculpture, a wonder...

The power of stars to meet our energy needs? This is something to be excited about

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If you want proof that the process known as nuclear fusion can produce energy at scale somewhere in the universe, you need only look at the night sky: each pinprick of light is a natural nuclear fusion-powered reactor...

‘Something wrong, something good’: Taiwan grapples with remembering Chiang Kai-shek

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Fred Chin fumbles with the combination lock on an old metal gate, the bright turquoise marred by rust spots and grime. On the other side is a long dark corridor and rows of cells. It was here that Chin was detained, t...

At last I have good news on the climate crisis: all of us really can do something about it

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A change is desperately needed. I know it and you know it, but someone in this citizenry – most likely you – isn’t ready to make a vast adjustment to their lifestyle. This is a common fallback position among progressi...

Claire Keegan: ‘I think something needs to be as long as it needs to be’

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For those who know and follow her work, a new Claire Keegan book is as rare and precious as a diamond in a coalmine. There have been just four of them over 22 years, and all are small, sharp and brilliant. Fortunately...

We Need to Do Something review – doom and gloom in the bathroom

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A decade ago, Jeff Nichols directed Take Shelter, a remarkably prophetic, big-picture drama with Michael Shannon as a construction worker alienating his loved ones with his insistence on building a bunker in readiness...

Heard it on the grapevine: can you discover something new with a wine subscription?

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Did you take out a subscription during lockdown? Me, too: a fortnightly delivery of flowers that brightened those dismal weeks no end. And we are not alone. The subscription business, which is predicted to be worth £1...

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