The Guardian

The Guardian, is a British national daily newspaper. Currently edited by Alan Rusbridger, it has grown from a 19th-century local paper to a national paper associated with a complex organisational structure and international multimedia and web presence.

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Alex Jackson

UK-based journalist and digital editor. Writes about science, health and technology, with sporadic moments of music punditry. Contributed …

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Skills: Editor
Specialisms: Technology, Music, Health

Darcy Jimenez

Freelance journalist and Investigative Journalism MA graduate. Especially interested in issues around social inequality, gangs and youth violence, …

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Skills: Sub-editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Feature Writer, Creative Writing
Specialisms: Social Media, Reviews, News, Features, Environment

Lucy Varley

Features Editor at Cavendish Press. Previously a Feature Writer at That's Life! magazine. Feature Writer of the Year …

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Cassie Tongue

I'm Cassie Tongue – a theatre critic and arts and culture writer based in Sydney, Australia. I've written …

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Antony Dapiran

Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer, and the author of the book City on Fire: …

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Skills: Reporter, Photographer, Feature Writer
Specialisms: Reviews, Politics, Literature, Features, Culture, Business, Art

Seth Tupper

Journalist and author chronicling the people, places and history of South Dakota.

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Skills: Reporter, Broadcaster
Specialisms: Journalism

Latest Articles

'It's the screams of the damned!' The eerie AI world of deepfake music

‘It’s Christmas time! It’s hot tub time!” sings Frank Sinatra. At least, it sounds like him. With an easy swing, cheery bonhomie, and understated brass and string flourishes, this could just about pass as some long lost Sinatra demo. Even the voice – that rich tone once described as “all legato and regrets” – is eerily familiar, even if it does lurch between keys and, at times, sounds as if it was recorded at the bottom of a swimming pool.
By Derek Robertson
The Guardian

Women who require late-term abortions are being demonised in Australia – again | Gina Rushton

It wouldn’t be a debate about abortion without a flagrant misinformation campaign about terminations after the first trimester. A bill to decriminalise abortion was this month introduced in South Australia, the last jurisdiction to do so, and opponents of the legislation have already set about claiming if passed it would legalise and in fact encourage “abortion up to birth”, an offensive but ultimately meaningless phrase.
By Gina Rushton
The Guardian

Single malt cocktails: five original twists on the classics for autumn

The golden hue of autumn leaves, the scent of woodsmoke and bonfires … there’s no spirit that better captures the feeling of autumn than a single malt. But single malts have, for unfathomable reasons, long been the purview of the connoisseur. What better season to usher in the realisation that they can also star in some truly tasty cocktails that are perfect for the weeks ahead? Here’s an array of five moreish cocktails to see you through the long autumn nights. The classically floral and fruit
By Suzy Pope
The Guardian

'A game changer'. The UK's first LGBTQ+ extra-care housing scheme gets go ahead

Bill Moss, a retired prison officer, felt isolated before Covid. As the only gay person in his block of sheltered flats in Salford, coronavirus has heightened his sense of loneliness. Single, without any close family and cut off from an active social life in Manchester’s gay village, he spends most of the day with only the TV for company. Moss, 57, has been through a pandemic before. Aids robbed him of the love of his life, Henry, and at least 50 friends. So he appreciates how serious this one
By James Huyton
The Guardian

'Liveable Streets': How Cities Are Prioritising People Over Parking

Where once there was parking, now there are decks. At the start of the year, Rotterdam’s Witte de Withstraat was a car-choked thoroughfare. Today, cars are banned after 4pm, locals stroll leisurely down the middle of the road and special wooden terraces have taken the place of parking spaces.
By Derek Robertson
The Guardian

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

One-fifth of the world’s countries are at risk of their ecosystems collapsing because of the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, according to an analysis by the insurance firm Swiss Re. Natural “services” such as food, clean water and air, and flood protection have already been damaged by human activity. More than half of global GDP – $42tn (£32tn) – depends on high-functioning biodiversity, according to the report, but the risk of tipping points is growing. Countries including Austra
By Joshua Lewis
The Guardian

'We Lost Ourselves': Future Islands Interview

“I’ve definitely done some journaling up here,” says Samuel T Herring. “A lot of lyrics too. It’s a great place for letting the mind wander.” We’re sat on a rocky ledge overlooking a swimming hole near the house in rural south-east Sweden that Herring – frontman of US synthpop band Future Islands – increasingly calls home. A former quarry, the pool is deep and clear, with sheer granite cliffs rising 10 metres in places.
By Derek Robertson
The Guardian

Cap excessive pay to tackle UK jobs crisis and inequality, urges thinktank

Caps on excessive salaries should be introduced to save whole industries and redistribute wealth as coronavirus restrictions and changing habits cause large swathes of the economy to shut down, a progressive thinktank has urged. In a landmark report, Autonomy highlighted the fact that incomes in the UK are the ninth most unequal of the 40 most developed countries, and called for the government to ensure existing resources were better managed to create a fairer economy amid growing poverty. The
By Mattha Busby
The Guardian

Cap excessive pay to tackle UK jobs crisis and inequality, urges thinktank

Caps on excessive salaries should be introduced to save whole industries and redistribute wealth as coronavirus restrictions and changing habits cause large swathes of the economy to shut down, a progressive thinktank has urged. In a landmark report, Autonomy highlighted the fact that incomes in the UK are the ninth most unequal of the 40 most developed countries, and called for the government to ensure existing resources were better managed to create a fairer economy amid growing poverty. The
By Mattha Busby
The Guardian

UK Covid testing cutoff quietly extended to eight days after first signs

The government has quietly changed its guidance on the number of days within which people with coronavirus symptoms should get tested, the Guardian has learned, raising fears that the disease could spread quicker. On the government’s website, people are now told: “On day eight, you need to go to a test site” after an apparent change on Friday morning. Earlier in the day it was quoted as saying: “You need to get the test done in the first five days of having symptoms.” Various internal messages
By Mattha Busby
The Guardian

'Let down': calls for Gibraltar's Covid-delayed abortion vote to take place

Earlier this year, pro-choice activists in Gibraltar were hopeful that their territory’s abortion laws – the harshest in Europe – could soon be overturned. Terminations are banned in the tiny British territory, even in the cases of rape, incest, or foetal abnormality where the foetus will not survive. Abortions are punishable by life imprisonment, except when the woman’s life is in danger.
By Darcy Jimenez
The Guardian

Whisky, gin – and fruit wines: five of Edinburgh’s best local tipples

The Guardian - Is it the water, the ancient herbs or the heather that make Scottish spirits so distinctive? Have a fine old time making up your mind on a visit to the capital. Sláinte ... Why does Edinburgh have such an eclectic array of local spirits? Ask a whisky distiller and they’ll tell you it’s in the quality …
By Suzy Pope
The Guardian

'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone

I first met Jimi – he was called Jimmy James then – at the California Club in Los Angeles. He was down on his luck at the time. His wardrobe was shabby and he reeked of Right Guard deodorant, which he used in copious amounts because he couldn’t afford to have his clothing properly dry cleaned. The heels on his shoes were so worn down he appeared to walk bowlegged. When Jimi sat in with us, he was a mediocre guitar player, at best, who was constantly out of tune. A couple of years later, [Love f
By Ed Prideaux
The Guardian

Women are not financially illiterate. They need more than condescending advice | Kristine Ziwica

Debate about recent and upcoming changes to superannuation, including the early release scheme and the proposed rise to the superannuation guarantee, has been running hot for a few months now. Likewise, the fact that women have been disproportionately hit by the pandemic has also been the subject of much commentary. But an issue related to both those current debates that hasn’t gotten anywhere near as much attention as it should is women’s economic security.
By Kristine Ziwica
The Guardian

The Swedish Housing Experiment Designed To Cure Loneliness

Erik Ahlsten is unequivocal. “This is the best accommodation I’ve ever had.” His friend and neighbour Manfred Bacharach is equally enthusiastic. “I really like this way of living,” he says. “It’s very much my cup of tea.” The two are referring to their new home, Sällbo, a radical experiment in multigenerational living in Helsingborg, a small port city in southern Sweden. Its name is a portmanteau of the Swedish words for companionship (sällskap) and living (bo), and neatly encapsulates the project's goals.
By Derek Robertson
The Guardian

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Spiller: how we made Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)

This was one of the fastest tracks I ever produced. It was 1999, the night before I was due to fly to Miami for the Winter Music Conference, where all aspiring DJs and producers went. I was trying to stay awake for my early-morning flight and put on an unreleased version of Carol Williams’ Love Is You. I ended up sampling it and, in a couple of hours, I had Groovejet more or less written....
By Elizabeth Aubrey
The Guardian