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The Life and Death of Ancient Cities by Greg Woolf review – why cities are 'natural'
Cities may have seemed more fragile during lockdown, but as this impressive study of early urbanism shows, they have been re-invented many times

Charlotte Higgins

11, Sep, 2020 @11:00 AM

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'We can enact the future we want now': a black feminist history of abolition
From Audre Lorde to George Floyd, Lola Olufemi writes of how abolition has evolved in the US and UK, ahead of the programme Revolution is not a one-time event

Lola Olufemi

03, Aug, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Dimitra Bailey obituary
Other lives: Refugee from war-torn Europe who embraced a new future in Britain

Lisa Carey-Bailey

15, Nov, 2019 @4:27 PM

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'It should be illegal': protesters call for end to abortion at Washington rally
Protesters out in numbers for annual March for Life, at a time when US reproductive rights are under serious threat

Jessica Glenza in Washington

24, Jan, 2020 @9:33 PM

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The Secret Commonweath by Philip Pullman review – a work of extraordinary depth
Pullman nods to the refugee crisis and the state of democracy in his masterly second tale in the Book of Dust series

Alex Preston

20, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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10 of the best city neighbourhoods in Europe: readers’ tips
Parks with city views, great-value restaurants and lesser-known museums rewarded our tipsters who wandered out of touristy city centres from Dublin to Budapest

Guardian readers

10, Feb, 2020 @6:30 AM

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My rich town was poisoned by a corporation. Even the 1% isn't safe from pollution | Chantal Panozzo
Environmental and political leaders in the US have decided the environment is worth compromising for private profit

Chantal Panozzo

23, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman review – Lyra grows up
In the second volume of the Book of Dust trilogy, Lyra is a student on the trail of a dangerous mystery, and Pullman’s target is as much intolerant rationality as intolerant theism

John Mullan

27, Sep, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Harold’s love-all tie with Mary on the tennis court | Brief letters
Brief letters: Blair on the buses | Mary and Harold Wilson | Morris Minor designer | Salad cream | Guardian front pages | No longer a Feast for the eyes


10, Jun, 2018 @4:45 PM

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Mary Wilson upset by undressed nurses | Brief letters
Brief letters: Alec Issigonis | Morris Minors | Eid al-Fitr recipes | Mary Wilson


11, Jun, 2018 @5:01 PM

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‘More plastic than fish’: Greek fishermen battle to clean a cruel sea
In a new scheme, fishermen are paid €200 a month to recycle waste found in nets rather than dump it in polluted waters

Helena Smith

30, Mar, 2019 @2:59 PM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Sam Jordison

07, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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