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'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on. By Alex Blasdel<p>A few years ago, Björk began corresponding with a philosopher whose …

Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing

4 servings<p>This colorful cold noodle salad is infinitely riffable. Check out Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing, and Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing for even more ideas.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk<p>3 …

Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing

4 servings<p>This colorful cold noodle salad is infinitely riffable. Check out Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing, and Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing for even more ideas.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter<p>¼ …

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?<p><i>“The connectivity that is the heart of</i> …

Great British Bake Off

Where oil rigs go to die

When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business<p>It was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was …

North Atlantic

On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers

They pick up the dead and wounded from burning buildings, terrorist attacks and gun battles. And they get paid £1 a day<p>The impact of the explosion sent Muhammad Safdar flying backwards. He looked up from where he had landed and saw that the windows of his parked ambulance had shattered. As he tried …

Extremism

My de-radicalisation story: Life after considering terrorism

I grew up in an Islamist household. My parents followed the version of Islam known as 'Salafism', or 'Wahhabism'. Salafism is a largely …

Beyond the blade: the truth about knife crime in Britain

Teenage knife crime is a tabloid obsession, blamed on feral youth running riot in our cities. But the reality is much more complex – and we cannot save lives if we do not understand it<p>On Monday 23 January, shortly after 3pm, the regular din of children turning out of the Capital Academy secondary …

How to Escape in 9 Books

Many of my friends are talking about escape these past few months, about what country would be the best to run away to: Spain or New Zealand or …

How Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

World Russia Middle East Syria Vladimir Putin Turkey Egypt Iran Israel<p>On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chicken recipes

The longer you leave chicken to cook, the deeper and more intense its flavour will be<p>I can almost see readers’ eyebrows raising whenever I suggest leaving a pot on the stove to cook slowly for an hour or two. I think I’m expected to justify the time involved, even though I’m not asking anyone …

How to Seduce an Aquarius, The Zodiac’s Chill Rebel

Your complete guide to loving + living with the air sign<p>As the high-minded idealists of the zodiac, no sign believes in the transcendent power of true love quite like Aquarius. But these quick-witted souls are so easily distracted by their own electric brains and opinions in flux, it’s a real …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

Magic vanilla cake

Use a 24cm cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 vanilla pods<br>• 500ml milk<br>• 4 eggs, separated<br>• 150g caster sugar<br>• 1 sachet vanilla sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 110g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<p>METHOD<p>Split the vanilla pods down the middle and scrape out the …

The secret life of a librarian: What do you find in books? Bacon and condoms | Anonymous

I set out determined to change the world of public libraries. Nearly 40 years on, I’ve made the smallest dent. But I’ve met some amazing borrowers<p>Unlike many librarians who always dreamed of standing behind a counter and stamping books, I came to the profession by accident. When I left university …

20 Times We Said “Yes, Please!” to Holiday Foods from Around the World

Food plays a starring role in holiday celebrations everywhere. As with all of our delicious eggnog, pumpkin pie and creative candy cane recipes, the holidays simply aren’t the same without ’em. And in case you didn’t know, many seasonal dishes we love actually came over from the <i>old country</i> (along …

The Complete NP99: The best books of 2016

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Books

25 Of The Best New Albums To Stream On Spotify This Month

September kicked off with new releases from Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad that dominated the conversation about the next generation of rap — but there were plenty more memorable albums out that month, too. The point of this column will be to highlight albums you might’ve missed elsewhere, …

Does the left have a future? | John Harris

All over the west, the left is in crisis. It cannot find answers to three urgent problems: the disruptive force of globalisation, the rise of populist nationalism, and the decline of traditional work<p>There is more than one spectre haunting modern Europe: terrorism, the revival of the far right, the …

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal | Randeep Ramesh

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

Goldman Sachs

Apple Leak Confirms iPhone 7 Serious Problem

We know almost everything about the upcoming iPhone 7: the protruding camera, famously missing headphone jack, upgraded storage options, the lack of a home ‘button’ and now we have a new detailed video comparing the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 6S. But what the video reveals for me is one big problem…<p><i>How</i> …

Mobile Technology

The 50 Smoothest Pick-Up Lines in Movie History

Because "I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?" isn't nearly good enough.<p>Here's an extreme understatement for you: It is difficult to approach someone in a bar, on the street, or in a crowded venue and try to charm them with the perfect come-on. Which is precisely why we have the scripted …

These Dreamy Photos Distill 20 Classic Movies Into A Single Image

Long exposure photography reveals the underlying structure of films like Wizard Of Oz and The Shining.<p>When London-based artist Jason Shulman decided to take a break from his usual sculpture work to photograph the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he went about it the most practical way he could think of. …

8 Women Share The Worst Dates They've Ever Been On

After being in a relationship for a few years, I've basically forgotten what it's like to date. In an effort to not be one of those people who's …

Relationships

Easy Butter Chicken Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

Alexander Litvinenko: the man who solved his own murder | Luke Harding

This week, the inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko will deliver its findings. The former Russian spy was poisoned with a cup of tea in a London hotel. Working with Scotland Yard detectives, as he lay dying, he traced the lethal substance to a former comrade in the Russian secret …

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher. As Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabo’s longtime agent—just weeks before her death, at 85—and discovers the events that led to a literary revelation.<p>The …

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus review - brings feminism to the fantasy of unrequited love

The US feminist cult classic of the 1990s finally gets a British publication<p><i>I Love Dick</i> has the status of a cult novel among young feminists and fashionistas. Lena Dunham is a fan. Sheila Heti says reading it tore down assumptions “of what the form can handle”. Part memoir, part fiction, Kraus’s …

British winter could feel longer and colder because of El Nino

This year's El Nino will be one of the strongest in 50 years and is likely to bring a cold snap at the end of winter<p>Winter could feel longer and colder than normal this year because of the El Nino weather event, the Met Office has warned.<p>Yesterday the World Meteorological Organisation said the …

10 of London's Best Kept Secrets

<i>By College Tourist; Author: Samantha McIsaac, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth</i><p><b>Take a look behind the scenes of London with these city tips.</b><p>If you find yourself traveling through Europe, you'll have to stop by London for some crumpets and tea! We all know about The London Eye, Buckingham …