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George Saunders: “We’re in this intimate tennis game, the reader and the writer”

The Booker Prize-winning novelist on the Russian masters, the shortcuts to great work, and his new creative writing Substack.


“We grow meat from cells, they are just not connected to a cow”: Didier Toubia on the future of farming

Reducing the environmental impact of meat is becoming big business. The CEO of Aleph Farm explains why he is betting on lab-grown meat.


Reimagining political philosophy: on Charles Mills

Charles Mills, who died earlier this year, was a model for a political philosophy engaged with subjects the discipline had systematically ignored, first among them race and racism.


“Covid has revealed a lot of nonsense about work”: the CEO who moved his bank to a four-day week

On the first Friday of this month, Mark Mullen woke up in a hotel in Lisbon where he was attending a conference. He started the day by sending a number of emails. Checking his inbox a few hours later, he was surprised to see that not a single email…


We want to see creative entrepreneurship continue

The government's aim is to help small firms thrive rather than just survive post-pandemic, says the Small Business Minister.


How forests are helping Rwanda heal the climate and its communities

Planting millions of trees is part of the national recovery from the 1994 genocide, when 800,000 people were killed.


How the world is winning the fight against neglected tropical diseases

New drugs have made the elimination of horrific conditions such as sleeping sickness feasible.


Could self-cooling clothes help us survive future heatwaves?

As Britain hits 39C today, scientists are working on new ways to keep our bodies cool. 


Instagram is testing a hidden like-count. Could that be a good thing?

The feature could create a drastically different social media landscape – but influencers may suffer. 


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