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fake news

What Trump can learn from Boris in fighting fake news

October 30, 2020 11:14 am

Britain sends a clear picture to foreign adversaries about the costs of their online influence campaigns

media

The American media is failing you

October 30, 2020 10:57 am

Journalism has become partisan promotion

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From Ceviche to Causa: a guide to Peruvian food

October 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Different versions of Ceviche bring in toasted corn and sweet potato

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How to spot good French wine

October 29, 2020 2:42 pm

Look at the color in the glass

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How to confront uncertainty

October 29, 2020 9:55 am

If there’s any lesson we should take from 2020 it is that it can get worse and often does

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The magic of cinema isn’t just about film

October 29, 2020 9:49 am

I pity people who don’t know the ecstasy of cinema in picture houses

big tech

What’s the point of trying to break up Big Tech?

October 29, 2020 9:43 am

This battle will run for years and enrich armies of lawyers

election

Will my election night party end in fisticuffs?

October 29, 2020 9:28 am

All my guests except one are Trump-haters

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We’ve gone from summer to winter in the course of an afternoon

October 29, 2020 9:26 am

Sunless Provence is grim. The locals go from semi-nudity to dressing like Nanook of the North

wikipedia

There’s nothing neutral about Wikipedia

October 29, 2020 9:21 am

For lazy journalists, Wikipedia is the only thing they read when ‘researching’ an article. And why not?

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Cisgendered menstruators want to erase my identity

October 29, 2020 1:34 am

Many cisgender birthing units take umbrage at the use of progressive terminology which respects gender non-conforming individual

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Prince Harry needs to stop lecturing us

October 27, 2020 12:27 pm

I really don’t think the Duke of Sussex should be pushing divisive ideas like ‘unconscious bias’

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Macron isn’t Islamophobic

October 27, 2020 12:17 pm

Either you believe in the tenets of western liberal democracy or you do not

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Macron’s clash with Islam and the hypocrisy of the French boycott

October 26, 2020 3:35 pm

Are his comments really worse than China’s treatment of the Uighurs?

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The sorry history of London’s Hoover Building

October 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Several other Thirties buildings from American firms survive in west London

schools

Bring back small high schools

October 25, 2020 4:41 pm

A school, whether consisting of one room or 20 rooms, ought to embody and reinforce a sense of place

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What Barbara Black’s choice of friends says about her

October 25, 2020 4:21 pm

Conrad Black is a terrific writer-historian, as is Barbara Black

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Culture war forever

October 25, 2020 3:47 pm

After four years of dialed-up-to-11 political engagement, does all that energy just evaporate?

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The Weekly World News should hire me

October 25, 2020 3:09 pm

Here are my story pitches

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Why is the Republican party symbol an elephant and the Democratic symbol a donkey?

October 24, 2020 12:03 pm

In the mid-20th century the Democratic party was officially using a rooster, while the Republicans used an eagle

thailand

Killing time in Thailand

October 22, 2020 4:19 pm

By Day 11, I understand why my windows are sealed shut and why I am not allowed knives

churchill

Winston Churchill’s remarkable love of science

October 22, 2020 9:20 am

In the 1920s and 1930s he wrote articles on popular science

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I’m now considered a freak in New York

October 22, 2020 9:15 am

A fierce dedication to family and country is now considered anathema, like having good manners or wearing a suit

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Unanswered questions for Big Tech

October 21, 2020 5:27 pm

A week on from the New York Post story, we deserve answers

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Nice and nasty

October 21, 2020 4:00 pm

The mother of all school controversies