Society

What is the metaverse and why should we care?

Tech giants have announced grand plans to “bring the metaverse to life”. And with the likes of Gucci, Ariana Grande and Man City on board, how long before the internet swallows us whole? Let’s find out.

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

Why is it flooding everywhere?

Flash floods have devastated communities around the world this summer, with unprecedented rainfall destroying buildings, businesses and lives. But the floods are not just freak weather events. It’s time to prepare for many Wet Girl Summers to come.

Can we really save the planet by not showering?

The latest celeb craze sweeping Hollywood is, er, a rejection of bathing in the name of climate change, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell all on board the anti-shower train. Is it really worth the BO or is it simply a pile of BS?

The 2011 riots changed the way we protest forever

Ten years ago, Mark Duggan was killed by the Metropolitan Police, triggering an eruption of riots across the country. Artist Baff Akoto delves into the dawn of digital activism in Britain, reflecting on how it shaped movements like Black Lives Matter.

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