Loach’s films about poverty in modern Britain are the most powerful of his career. Now in his eighties, the director is still taking the fight to anyone he sees as the enemy
Steve Bloomfield / November 12, 2019
What happens if we stop trusting elections? As accusations of bias abound—and concerns are raised over the bodies that regulate political life—faith in democracy is in a perilous position
As Britain goes to the polls, the Belgians are turning to randomly-chosen representatives. Could they do any better?
Roderick Floud / November 10, 2019
Gardening isn’t just a relaxing pastime—it’s a hugely profitable industry with a long English history
Daniel Howden / November 9, 2019
A huge experiment is underway in reversing migration and thousands of Nigerians represent the vanguard. But what are "Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration" programmes—and what are the human...
The inside story of the movement behind the man—and why, whoever wins the electoral battle, the Left is winning the war
Fifty years after devastating attacks by the US air force, Laos is still living with the fallout
Arron Merat / October 10, 2019
Before his death in a US airstrike, Soleimani was a canny, ruthless military leader. In this profile from 2019, Arron Merat asked if Trump fundamentally misunderstood the motives of Iran's greatest...
Julian Baggini / October 8, 2019
The question of how our minds work is one of life's greatest mysteries, fascinating scientists and philosophers alike. When Churchland brought their ideas together she provoked fury—and admiration
Amelia Gentleman / October 7, 2019
The Windrush scandal was produced by the unforgiving grind of one department's official machine. As Brexit looms will EU nationals fall victim too?