Deep inequality, a mismanaged pandemic, widespread violence and a tanking economy. How did Brazil get into this mire?

“Across the Western world, friends and families have fallen out over their diverging views on the populism that has flourished in the past two decades”

“Whether it’s the shadow government or the global elite, if it’s not one sinister cabal intent on taking over the world, then it’s another”

The story of “A COCK and a BULL . . . And one of the best of its kind, I ever heard”:

Boris Johnson’s political stock is low. The First Minister’s could not be higher. Yet Scotland’s grip on Covid-19 has been no more sure than London’s

On the role of public buildings in lockdown

Andrew Doyle explains why Nick Cohen just doesn’t get his jokes; Rowan Williams and Irene Lancaster on antisemitism; sustainable sea farming; and Frank Field on why the UK needs a Senate

Can the Recherche be adapted and remain Proust? And should it really be seen as therapy?

Commemorating those lost in the pandemic has not been possible.
But we can mourn through music

“Across the Western world, friends and families have fallen out over their diverging views on the populism that has flourished in the past two decades”

“Whether it’s the shadow government or the global elite, if it’s not one sinister cabal intent on taking over the world, then it’s another”