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Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars
Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Christmas message from the stars

Apollo 8’s mission changed humanity – now astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson believes if we alter our perspective we can take civilisation in a new direction

Andrey Kurkov: ‘Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy’
Culture

Andrey Kurkov: ‘Ukraine is a very democratic country with a good pinch of anarchy’

Andrey Kurkov is one of Ukraine’s most celebrated authors, who found global fame with the publication of his bestselling 2001 novel, Death and the Penguin

Michael Morpurgo on War Horse turning 40: ‘There will be no future without peace’
Culture

Michael Morpurgo on War Horse turning 40: ‘There will be no future without peace’

Forty years since Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse was published and its anti-war message has never been more pertinent. But the author still has hope in the next generation

The Book Of The Most Precious Substance review: Glorious supernatural weirdness abounds
review

The Book Of The Most Precious Substance review: Glorious supernatural weirdness abounds

The Passenger and Stella Maris reviews: Cormac McCarthy duo offer insight but fall short on plot
book reviews

The Passenger and Stella Maris reviews: Cormac McCarthy duo offer insight but fall short on plot

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Pattie Boyd reveals final moments with ex-husband George Harrison
The Beatles

Pattie Boyd reveals final moments with ex-husband George Harrison

We need to start looking after our journalists by prioritising mental health in newsrooms
Leona O’Neill

We need to start looking after our journalists by prioritising mental health in newsrooms

Top 5 books by music industry insiders, chosen by Tana Douglas
recommended

Top 5 books by music industry insiders, chosen by Tana Douglas

The Big Issue publishes new Letter to My Younger Self book, this time featuring inspirational women
Letter To My Younger Self

The Big Issue publishes new Letter to My Younger Self book, this time featuring inspirational women

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book
Letter To My Younger Self

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book

On tour in Canada, Robin Ince has ‘finally succumbed to Covid’
Opinion

On tour in Canada, Robin Ince has ‘finally succumbed to Covid’

Jim Crace’s eden review: ‘A novel imbued with lyricism and compassion’
book review

Jim Crace’s eden review: ‘A novel imbued with lyricism and compassion’

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London
Ethical Shopping

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London

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Best of BetterPod: Will Poulter, Laura Bates, Darren McGarvey, Sophia Smith Galer and more
future generations

Best of BetterPod: Will Poulter, Laura Bates, Darren McGarvey, Sophia Smith Galer and more

The Atlas of Vanishing Places records a world whose wonders are at risk
Environment

The Atlas of Vanishing Places records a world whose wonders are at risk

Louise Pentland: ‘I definitely parent differently because I have lost a parent’
Parenting

Louise Pentland: ‘I definitely parent differently because I have lost a parent’

Ardal O’Hanlon: ‘As a writer, you want to look into the abyss’
Culture

Ardal O’Hanlon: ‘As a writer, you want to look into the abyss’

Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’
Letter to my Younger Self

Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’

Laura Bates on the #MeToo backlash: ‘The idea that men are the victims now is nonsense’
Social Justice

Laura Bates on the #MeToo backlash: ‘The idea that men are the victims now is nonsense’

Music biz legend Barbara Charone lifts the lid on an incredible career
Music

Music biz legend Barbara Charone lifts the lid on an incredible career

BetterPod: Hussain Manawer on how society can be better for our mental health
grief

BetterPod: Hussain Manawer on how society can be better for our mental health

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We must diversify the books taught in our classrooms
Zaahida Nabagereka

We must diversify the books taught in our classrooms

Jon Ronson: ‘Everything’s become a culture war’
Culture

Jon Ronson: ‘Everything’s become a culture war’

UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure
News

UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure

Street Cat Bob, Line of Duty, Jonathan Pie, Gloria Steinem: Our top 13 videos of 2021
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Street Cat Bob, Line of Duty, Jonathan Pie, Gloria Steinem: Our top 13 videos of 2021