Society

What is the pingdemic”?

This term has caused a heated debate: those for the NHS Test and Trace app and those fiercely against it. Whatever the verdict, just self-isolate.

The New Cross Fire: Steve McQueen and survivors on trauma, race and rage

The ballad of Britney Spears

In spring 2002, THE FACE interviewed the biggest pop star in the world. As the #FreeBritney movement gets louder, the writer reflects on her encounter with a young woman already hurting more than we knew.

Japan proposes four-day week in milestone move

With some workers logging 100 hours’ overtime in a month, and “karoshi" – death by overworking – a common trope, Japan hopes to change the narrative and fight back for workplace freedom. We say yes.

Six Olympic hopefuls fighting for change

With the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics approaching, former sprinter and five-time British athletics champion Jeanette Kwakye highlights six female athletes using their platforms for good. What do they want, a medal? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, they do…

Inside the battle for Stonehenge

In November 2020, the government approved £1.7bn plans to build a dual carriageway on the grounds of Stonehenge – a site as old as Egypt's pyramids. Now a mix of residents, archaeologists and Druids have come to together to fight for its protection.

Shamima Begum: stateless, helpless, hopeless

A new Sky Original documentary spent two years filming ISIS brides trapped in camps in Syria. Should these young Western women – including the East London former schoolgirl – be allowed home? The filmmaker knows what she thinks.

Who owns the internet?

Earlier this week, one company’s configuration error took websites across the globe down, from Reddit to The New York Times. It turns out that our power to log on lies in the hands of a few large businesses.

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