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Toronto’s best new restaurants 2018

The past 12 months have kept our critic busier than ever before. Here’s his snapshot of the city’s dining scene in 2018

Cultural Appropriation

The best alternative board games

Can’t face another four-hour session of that battered 1960s Monopoly board or vowel-less old Scrabble set? Fear not: there’s never been a better time …

Save Soho: Fascinating old photos of the vibrant heart of London's West End over the years

Campaigners are battling to save Soho, the vibrant heart of London's West End, from the worst ravages of gentrification. The area's independent …

Inside The Fight For Mosul

An elite group of Iraqi soldiers is leading the battle to free the city of Mosul from ISIS. The so-called “Golden Division” was formed and trained by the US to hunt terrorists — but in Mosul they have been thrown into brutal urban combat. Mike Giglio and Warzer Jaff accompanied them to the front …

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic

Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly …

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to "slow down" your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, …

Growing up a prisoner in a cult

By Vanessa Engle<br>26 January 2017<p>Opening the door<p>Life with Comrade Bala<p>The household in Brixton was run by Aravindan Balakrishnan, who the women called Comrade Bala or AB.<p>Describing life with him, Katy explains how he exercised total control over his so-called comrades.<p>He said that “he's God, he …

Sociology

How Time Rules Your Body—and Your Social Life

Book Talk<p>We have clocks in our bodies down to the cellular level.<p>We can’t smell it, we can’t taste it, we can’t hear it or touch it, but time is with us every second of our lives. And for thousands of years, philosophers and psychologists, from St. Augustine to William James, have pondered its …

Arctic Circle

Tomorrow’s tender? Liverpool gets its very own digital currency

When arriving somewhere new one of the first things travellers do is get their hands on the local currency: euros, dollars, dirhams, rupees, the list goes on.<p>And now that list is even longer thanks to the city of Liverpool, which has become the latest destination to launch its own currency.<p>While …

The political forecast for 2017? Economic precarity and social division

The dark, rain-filled summer of 2016 washed away 40 years of political and economic certainty, as Britain (or, more precisely, England and Wales) …

How the 404 Error Created the World Wide Web

It's the bane of every web surfer, the internet's version of fingernails on the chalkboard. Click almost any link that dates back to pre-2005 and brace for the inevitable: "HTTP 404 Not Found."<p>Anyone who's spent time near an internet connection is familiar with the 404 error, a webserver's way of …

How Manchester's revival is leading the Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse has been busy at Cottonopolis: £800 million invested in Airport City, £235 million for the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials – and not forgetting The Factory, Rem Koolhaas’s £110 million ode to arts.<p>Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8 million is expected to …

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Political Science

Peep this panoramic view of 70s and 80s London

When Jane England first arrived in London in 1973, she remembers Bowie’s hit song “Changes” as having a particular allure. It sang of extreme individualism against the warring grey drabness enveloping the city, but deeper still the effects of time. Taking its title from the song’s lyrics, England’s …

Subculture

Photos show dreary reality of England in the Victorian and Edwardian eras

Old images of a past England have been collected for the first time in a new book.<p>The charming pictures in <i>Lost England</i>, taken between 1870 and 1930, …

Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

I consider life to be truly remarkable when an event that started out as a coincidence, turns into destiny. At least that's what happened to photographer Andy Seliverstoff.<p>Andy has always had a passion and love for dogs, especially large breeds, and got his first dog, a Saint Bernard, over 25 years …

Pets

The Best New Tech for Cyclists

Noke Bluetooth Bike Lock<p>Noke<p>Keyed locks are great for securing your bike— until you forget the key. Noke (pronounced no-key) aims to simplify your commute with a lock that talks to your phone via Bluetooth. Simply get the app and pair your phone with the lock, and then forget about it. You’ll be …

A Mancunian’s guide to Manchester, for José Mourinho

The United manager needn’t stay trapped in his swanky hotel suite. We offer a few suggestions on how to make the most of the city – and avoid the paparazzi<p>As a Manchester City fan (not to mention a human being), you can imagine my reaction to José Mourinho declaring life in Manchester “a disaster”. …

Brexit Bulletin: Whatever Happened to the Brexit Effect?

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>It’s been the best day for the pro-Brexit lobby since the …

EU lies and the British tabloids who told them

Last June, the <i>Economist</i> ran this chart: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Directives," which documents decades of flat-out lies about EU regulations that were …

The Ultimate Virtual Reality Buyer's Guide

<b>Correction appended Friday, Oct. 14.</b><p>On some level or another, virtual reality technology has been around for decades. But this year is the first time …

Virtual Reality

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Soar over Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and More With These Incredible 360-Degree Panoramas

Since 2009, Mario Carvajal has captured amazing panoramic photographs from his hometown in Colombia as well as top destination spots around the …

Virtual Reality

Your Weekly Photography Roundup Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

It has been another incredible week in the world of photography, and here we find Toad Hollow Photography looking all over for links to tutorials, …

Ellis Island Immigrants in Color

Augustus Frederick Sherman was a clerk at Ellis Island from 1892 to 1925. He was also a gifted amateur photographer. Beginning in 1904, he took …

10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and while we‘re waiting for the winners to be announced, …

12 New Books That Ensure Your September Is Full of Great Reading

September is officially here, and with a new month comes plenty of new books to read. From thrillers to memoirs, we have everything you could possibly need. Looking for a good murder mystery? We have that. Obsessed with the Curry family? We have something for you, too. See what fresh titles are …

Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

The 3 Most Interesting Revelations in Tesla's New 'Master Plan'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday published his second “master plan,” pulling back the curtain on his long-term plans for the electric automaker. The …

Theresa May and Angela Merkel: Europe’s two most powerful women have a lot in common

LONDON — When Britain voted to leave the European Union less than three weeks ago, some people also blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her pro-refugee policies, critics said, had helped the Brexit movement gain ground in the first place.<p>Anger at Merkel's pro-refugee policies may have been one …