Consumer demand shows we want to be better at recycling. We worry about plastic and anguish over what goes in which bin. But how effective is it?
Soap actor, serious playwright, and now artistic director, Kwei-Armah is still fighting to change theatre—only now, it's from the inside
Brexit—and one nation’s bewildering battle to wake from the nightmare of history
Tim Martin / November 12, 2018
From the runaway success of Fortnite to thoughtful creations like Papers, please, video games are more in the spotlight than ever. Is the medium finally having its “Citizen Kane moment"?
Britain's just one corner of a European crisis in which opportunity still lurks
James Garvey / October 23, 2018
The great philosopher had a pluralistic view and made puncturing scientific pretension into an art form. She spoke to Prospect a few weeks before her death, aged 99
The life of one paratrooper shows how we learned to see soldiers as ordinary people suffering in the service of their country, finds Lara Feigel
Robert Plomin's Blueprint argues—correctly—that genes have a profound effect on human traits from intelligence to mental health. But what happens in our lives matters, too
"Global Britain" has become an oft-repeated phrase. Yet in reality, the Foreign Office is losing its battle to find a place in the world for Britain post-Brexit