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‘The most amazing link to our history’: the farmers reclaiming their heritage one seed at a time

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The walls of Bonnetta Adeeb’s basement in a suburb of Washington DC are lined with album covers, African art, musical instruments and – a more recent addition – shelves filled with hundreds of boxes of carefully label...

Can Abba really recreate the feel of a live concert using holograms 41 years after their last set?

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Just over 41 years ago, Abba played their last concert together. It wasn’t a live show for salivating fans, but a short set for Swedish TV. A highlight was their recent hit Super Trouper, a song about the sad, endless...

Books to bring us together: Jennifer Egan, Howard Jacobson, Monica Ali and more share their picks

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Lanier’s provocatively titled book may in itself appear divisive, but the tools for unity are abundant within this brief and lucid volume. Chief among them is Lanier’s reminder that strife and division –– conflict, in...

Who tears people away from their families and flies them halfway around the world? The UK government

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I have recently been thinking about the way we treat people who have broken the law. There is a significant philosophical issue here regarding the kind of societies we, as members of a globalised world, want to live i...

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome their first child – report

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Multi-hyphenate pop star Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky have welcomed their first child, according to a TMZ report. The baby boy was reportedly born on 13 May in Los Angeles. No name was given. The couple, together sin...

Eagles of Death Metal tell Paris terror trial how band ‘ran for their lives’

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The frontman and the guitarist for the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal have told a Paris court how they watched from the stage in confusion and horror as terrorists opened fire on the crowd at their sold-out ...

Kasabian on sacking their frontman: ‘It was like seeing your house burn down’

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In the summer of 2020, a few weeks after firing their frontman Tom Meighan for assaulting his then-fiancee Vikki Ager, the two remaining founder members of Kasabian met up and asked themselves: “What now?” Radio stati...

‘I was totally smitten’: readers share their memories of the iPod

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When the incredible but short-lived iPod Mini was released in 2004, it wasn’t available in the UK at first. I had to ask friends in Florida to bring one over for my son’s 12th birthday. He loved showing his friends th...

‘People say they want me arrested’: the owners putting their pets on vegan diets

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Father Terry Martin, a Catholic priest in West Sussex, became a vegan almost three years ago. The transition was fairly abrupt: he was alone eating a roast dinner with his dog Pepe on his knees (“I know,” he says. “Te...

‘Every time I find a new sibling, it’s like I’m ruining their life’: the fertility doctor who went rogue

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Plenty of true crime documentaries revel in the cold case, doling out narratively complete stories that can be presented with the comforting buffer of history. Our Father, available on Netflix from Wednesday, is diffe...

The people who risk their lives for a catch

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In the half light of the approaching sunrise at Maroubra in Sydney’s south-east, Joshua Hay clambers over rock ledges, feeling his way to the ocean’s edge. Armed with his 1970s vintage rod, reel and bucket, he’s aimin...

‘Catastrophic’: what Tories are saying about their local election losses

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Boris Johnson is facing the wrath of senior Conservatives frustrated at his leadership and doubtful about his usefulness as an electoral asset in the aftermath of a difficult set of results for the party. David Simmon...

‘I had an abortion on tour’: celebrities share their stories in backlash to Roe v Wade leak

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Television presenter Cathy Newman has become the latest high-profile woman to go public with her experience of having an abortion, as the possibility of the US supreme court overturning Roe v Wade sparks a defiant out...

Trump justices accused of going back on their word on Roe – but did they?

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Chief Justice John Roberts has condemned the leak of a draft supreme court opinion overturning Roe v Wade as a “betrayal”. But for the majority of Americans who support the right to abortion access, the true betrayal ...

Boris Johnson has lost the Tories’ respect – so why has he not lost their support?

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Many Conservative MPs would dump Boris Johnson in a flash if they could name the obvious successor. That is the wrong test. The replacement options become clear only once there is a vacancy, and obvious successors rar...

The Tories’ biggest trick is making their opponents fight post-Brexit policies in the courts

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It seems like every few months brings news of another defeat for the UK government in the courts. And there may well be more to come – the latest policy in the sights of lawyers and activists is the plan to process ce...

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