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Manifesto: discombobulating

There are films – see Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours or the Desperate Optimists’ oeuvre – that dare to blur the lines between experimental cinema and instal(...)

An anti-Brexit protester  outside the Houses of Parliament in London: There is no folk memory of a nation losing its mind to endless referendums, so we discount the prospect. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

There are living citizens of Britain who were born before mass representative democracy. Not all women had the vote until 1929; not all men until 1918(...)

China officially tolerates the observance of Buddhism and major religious organisations such as Christianity and Islam. Photograph: Tass via Getty Images

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, has warned cadres against praying to God and worshipping Buddha, saying (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk gives a press conference after the European Union digital summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

“Maailma töötajad ühendavad sind, kui sul pole midagi kaotada, vaid oma ahelad.” This is Estonian, apparently, but gibberish, was how an Estonian jo(...)

Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke in The Limehouse Golem

Oh, what fun. This grand old potboiler starts as it means to go on: by lining up some of the best looking, most gifted British character actors – Oliv(...)

English pianist Julius Drake: expressive vehemence

Francis Humphrys, director of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, has chalked another piece of music off his bucket list. Sunday night saw the festi(...)

Hanns Eisler chose to live in the German Democratic Republic after the second World War and even wrote that country’s national anthem. In exile in the(...)

Theresa May: “She only really gets animated these days in order to deny that there is actually anything called Mayism.” Photograph: PA Wire

There is widespread acceptance that the election of Donald Trump, the vote for Brexit and the rise of populism everywhere else have roots in large swa(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May being applauded at a general election campaign event in Harrow, London, on Monday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/EPA

Theresa May has sought to turn Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France to her own electoral advantage, telling supporters that she needs a big mandate to (...)

An Uber driver during a strike against withdrawal of driver incentives in New Delhi, India, earlier this year. Photograph: Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Workers in the gig economy have more autonomy to determine when, where and how they work than at any other period in industrial history. That’s not t(...)

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