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Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca
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Author Fiona Valpy discovers the real Casablanca

While researching her new novel Fiona Valpy dug deep into the stories of the human rights lawyer Hélène Cazès Benatar and the singer Josephine Baker.

Author Tash Aw: ‘So many of us have multiple identities’
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Author Tash Aw: ‘So many of us have multiple identities’

Tash Aw, author of Strangers on a Pier: A Portrait of a Family, looks at the struggles he’s had in understanding his identity and then in presenting it to others.

I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi
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I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi

Limited mobile reception and wifi sounds like heaven, right? Not quite, as journalist Stephen Kurczy discovered when he visited America’s National Radio Quiet Zone.

From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked
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From 13th-century monks to Google, we’re all index-linked

Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’
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Author Charles Foster: ‘Unless we rediscover our stories we’re finished’

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The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes
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The benefit of glasses for middle-aged eyes

Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater
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Deep issues: Martin Robson’s fight for his life underwater

It’s time to Get Loud for forcibly displaced people
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It’s time to Get Loud for forcibly displaced people

Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’
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Katie Mack: ‘The universe is doomed to perish’

The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’
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The Book of Trespass: ‘Every step on forbidden ground’

The Assistant’s Kjella Ola Dahl on discovering a criminal family past
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The Assistant’s Kjella Ola Dahl on discovering a criminal family past

Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’
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Black Buck’s Mateo Askaripour: ‘I didn’t hesitate on injecting humour’

Memories from five tours in Afghanistan
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Memories from five tours in Afghanistan

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Everything you thought you knew about farming is wrong
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Everything you thought you knew about farming is wrong

Forget Tasmanian tigers, species are still going extinct by the million
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Forget Tasmanian tigers, species are still going extinct by the million

The Four Horsemen are back, but there are modern heroes ready to defend us
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The Four Horsemen are back, but there are modern heroes ready to defend us

How access to art can help all kids succeed
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How access to art can help all kids succeed

A thing of beauty, not of this world
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A thing of beauty, not of this world

In an age of crisis, we can’t afford rulers who lie to us
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In an age of crisis, we can’t afford rulers who lie to us

If we want a fairer society, morality might not be the answer
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If we want a fairer society, morality might not be the answer

What can 16th-century sailors teach us about resolve in the time of Covid?
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What can 16th-century sailors teach us about resolve in the time of Covid?

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The whole world must learn from Latin America’s populist leaders
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The whole world must learn from Latin America’s populist leaders

How a group of wartime pilots founded a movement to use aviation for good
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How a group of wartime pilots founded a movement to use aviation for good

Sometimes we need to go against everything we know to get what we need
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Sometimes we need to go against everything we know to get what we need

Kevin Maxwell: racism and homophobia blighted my career in the Met police
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Kevin Maxwell: racism and homophobia blighted my career in the Met police

Why do Jews drink ‘to life’ rather than ‘to health’?
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Why do Jews drink ‘to life’ rather than ‘to health’?

Not slow, frail, or dim-witted: railing against ageist stereotypes
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Not slow, frail, or dim-witted: railing against ageist stereotypes

We need to understand online fascism and we need to fight it
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We need to understand online fascism and we need to fight it

Over the Rainbow: Sheldon Baverstock looks back to South Africa’s rebirth
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Over the Rainbow: Sheldon Baverstock looks back to South Africa’s rebirth

Richard Humphreys: The life subaquatic
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Richard Humphreys: The life subaquatic

Language barrier: Our sheer ignorance about how Europe works is worrying
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Language barrier: Our sheer ignorance about how Europe works is worrying

Elizabeth Woodcraft: new book informed by lifelong domestic violence campaign
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Elizabeth Woodcraft: new book informed by lifelong domestic violence campaign

A great vintage: Getting older is rich with opportunity
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A great vintage: Getting older is rich with opportunity