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  • Coronavirus live: Japan and Taiwan report Omicron surges; Ireland lifts restrictions 22 Gennaio 2022
    Poland and Russia report record new daily infections; Taiwan to tighten restrictions after 60 Covid cases at Taoyuan factorySee all our coronavirus coverageThe Philippines recorded 30,552 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, as well as 97 new fatalities, bringing the death toll to 53,406.The department of health said it was still too early to say whether […]
    Jedidajah Otte
  • ‘It’s a glorified backpack of tubes and turbines’: Dave Eggers on jetpacks and the enigma of solo flight 22 Gennaio 2022
    When inventor ​David Mayman took to the skies, it seemed he’d answered an age-old longing. So why did no one seem to care?We have jetpacks and we do not care. An Australian named David Mayman has invented a functioning jetpack and has flown it all over the world – once in the shadow of the […]
    Dave Eggers
  • ‘Cinema is my religion and the Castro is our Vatican’: shakeup at landmark San Francisco venue stuns locals 22 Gennaio 2022
    The city’s biggest arthouse cinema may become a live entertainment venue just shy of its 100th birthdayFor years, the San Francisco underground drag performer and cinephile Peaches Christ has filled the city’s renowned Castro Theatre with her Midnight Mass series, juxtaposing cult film screenings with live, drag-parody re-enactments and onstage interviews. These loving but irreverent […]
    Peter-Astrid Kane in San Francisco
  • ‘The clap for the NHS meant nothing’: novelist turned doctor Roopa Farooki on her frontline experience of Covid 22 Gennaio 2022
    When the writer retrained in medicine, she never imagined she’d be working through a pandemic. She describes how she has coped with the everyday tragedy by putting her experience into wordsIn February 2020, when the novelist and doctor Roopa Farooki first sat down to write her latest book, coronavirus was “something that was kind of […]
    Sirin Kale
  • From conference highs to the abyss: the swift undoing of Boris Johnson 22 Gennaio 2022
    Less than four months ago, the PM was riding high and telling jokes in Manchester, a world away from where he is nowIt was not meant to fall apart as fast as this. After Boris Johnson won the general election in December 2019, he declared in a victory address: “I, and we, will never take […]
    Dan Sabbagh
  • ‘It was a nightmare’: life in the US before legal abortion 22 Gennaio 2022
    The supreme court decision in Roe v Wade was made 49 years ago, making abortion a protected right. Now, with that right under threat, people recall life before the landmark rulingThis article is published in partnership with The 19th, an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy. Read the full […]
    Shefali Luthra for The 19th
  • Pedro Almodóvar on Spain’s tragic past: ‘You can’t ask people to forget’ 22 Gennaio 2022
    With his new film Parallel Mothers, the director dials down the camp to address the shadow of fascism hanging over his homelandPedro Almodóvar is in Madrid at his production company El Deseo (The Desire). El Deseo could not be a more fitting name: desire has been at the heart of his films. All sorts of […]
    Simon Hattenstone
  • ‘More people will die’: fears for clinically vulnerable as England axes plan B 22 Gennaio 2022
    Coronavirus pandemic’s finishing line has not yet come clearly into focus for millions of peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“We must learn to live with Covid in the same way we have to live with flu,” Sajid Javid told the nation this week. For most people, the parallel with flu is now valid: […]
    Hannah Devlin Science correspondent
  • ‘We’re basically starting from zero’: Restoring Finland’s river ecosystems 22 Gennaio 2022
    Rewilding teams are facing a huge task to encourage the return of wildlife after decades of damage by the forestry industryChopping down trees is not how most people would expect a river restoration project to begin, but Janne Raassina – who is expertly using a chainsaw to take down four or five earmarked trunks around […]
    Sophie Yeo
  • ‘I’m following a dream – giving people my soul food’: the global restaurants bringing life to British streets 22 Gennaio 2022
    These 15 small venues – all run or founded by immigrants to Britain – are part of the fabric of the nation’s high streets. But after two hellish years, can they survive?Plus 15 great recipes – from Scandinavia to Tibet, via the Caribbean and Cambodia• Yotam Ottolenghi on his favourite ingredient Continue reading...
    Deborah Linton. Portraits: Fabio De Paola


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