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As health systems raise the alarm over social isolation, a wave of start-ups is holding out the promise of authentic real-world connection
As the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion approaches, the acclaimed novelist reflects on his country’s efforts to keep on ‘keeping on’
With hologram second acts, high-tech sound and light shows and the mushrooming of mega arenas, pop performance is entering a whole new era. But does it still count as live?
Politicians everywhere are making appeals to ancient history — but their thinking is based on a myth
A century on from André Breton’s founding manifesto, Surrealism is flourishing again
A handful of wealthy countries have grown used to giving lectures to the rest — now they need to start taking lessons as well
Clair Wills entered adulthood at a time when the limits placed on Irish women seemed in steady retreat. Then a family discovery revealed a messier reality
As elections loom, Taiwanese of all generations are forging a new vision of their past — and future
From Oxford university to Silicon Valley, the ‘do good’ philosophy has enjoyed an improbable rise — but faces an uncertain future
The proliferation of falsehood online is dividing the world as never before. Education, not regulation, is the answer, argues Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins
Long a beacon of progressive values, Unitarian Universalism has been convulsed by pulpit politics
A decade after the death of the former president, and amid growing disenchantment with the ANC, South Africans are questioning the one-dimensional figure of popular myth
The French emperor has long exerted a magnetic pull over artists. What is it that tempts so many to risk a creative Waterloo?
Lea Ypi on her family’s flight across the Adriatic — and why framing migration as a problem endangers democracy
As the World Cup enters its concluding stages, historian Ramachandra Guha explores how the prime minister is shaping a sport in his image
Squeezed budgets, stormy resignations and a forced move out of London have left the company in a fight for artistic survival
Today’s super-rich govern countries, set agendas — and thrive in times of turmoil. Simon Kuper on how oligarchs diversified
What can be done to improve the family courts and the lives damaged when parents go to battle over custody of their children?
Military force cannot succeed without a plan for what comes next, writes historian Lawrence Freedman
From Disney to Netflix, a look at the costly legacy of a gold rush — and the endgame for the content wars
In the small community of Ichinono, the first birth in more than two decades has focused minds on a demographic crisis
Whitehall’s former War Office is reopening as a £1.4bn temple to luxury, and FT travel editor Tom Robbins was its first guest. What does the biggest hotel launch in a century mean for the city?
The revolutionary painter who gave us Impressionism transformed the art world forever. But what, asks the author of Monet’s first English-language biography, about his inner life?
As we approach what would have been the singer’s 40th birthday, the lurid tales are giving way to a more considered appreciation of her work
Donald Trump likes to dismiss rivals as ‘Republican In Name Only’. But, argues Simon Schama, it is the former president’s own MAGA movement that most deserves the label