In a culture bent on targets, we create the illusion of an objective test telling us whether we are living life well enough. It is a bit like being in an exam the whole time
Barbara Speed / January 29, 2019
From counting our steps to tracking our alcohol intake, new technology allows us to quantify our own behaviour. But is the practice as healthy as we'd like to believe?
Google promised to create the neighbourhood of the future in Toronto. Then residents rebelled
From humble origins, Sajid Javid is travelling light to the top
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are too big. But what’s the right way to tame the giants?
No matter their politics, in 2019, no-one feels like a winner. How is it that everybody can be feeling beaten at once?
The great theory of this emaciated genius of philosophy defeated the finest minds of the 20th century—and rescued the idea that there are truths that humans can never prove
We are often embarrassed by the protruding olfactory equipment on our faces. But noses shape our loves, lives and memories like no other part of the body
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?
Clive James / December 11, 2018
Larkin’s correspondence with his mother put him in touch with the precious texture of the everyday, which he transformed into some of the most sublime poetry since Donne and Marvell