Society

Life on lockdown in Tunisia

Two hundred working hospital beds. Fifteen per cent unemployment. Poverty rates that only the privileged could ignore. Tunisia is stable, but it’s still under lockdown.

Society

Life on Lockdown in Bangkok

A cancelled new year festival. Idling pad thai vendors and tuk tuk drivers. Deserted bars and massage parlours. No tourists. For one teenage resident, Thailand’s capital is a ghost of its vibrant former self.

Society

Life on lockdown in Amsterdam

Cannabis café closures. Designated social areas in public parks. Police patrolling on bikes and boats and hefty fines for breaking the rules. Georgia Boal-Russell – the newly self-titled “Erin Brockovich of hygiene” – reports from The Netherlands.

Society

Life on lockdown in New York

Chinatown was once a busy, dissonant hotspot of downtown, with tenants piled on top of each other. Now it’s an empty lot, free of commerce and devoid of all human activity.

Culture

Photographs for the Trussell Trust

Works by Ewen Spencer, Elaine Constantine, Juergen Teller, and Martin Parr are part of a photography fundraiser from which 100% of proceeds will benefit food banks across the UK.

Society

Photos from the clap for carers

Every Thursday at 8pm the nation sticks its head out the window to applaud the NHS staff and key workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Here, photographers from across the UK, capture the moment.

Style

The LVMH Prize winner(s) take it all…

We catch up with Ahluwalia, Supriya Lele, Nicholas Daley, Chopova Lowena and Casablanca a day after the LVMH Group’s decision to split the €300,000 cash prize equally between the eight finalists.

Life

The home workout gold rush

Every crisis brings opportunity, and with nowhere to run, home workouts are presenting fitness professionals with a rare opening in uncertain times. For most, however, this is about something greater than money.

Society

Quaranteens: life on lockdown with the Class of COVID-19

On Friday 20th March 2020, schools across the UK closed their doors to most pupils. For 16 to 18-year-olds up and down Britain, school's suddenly out... forever. We jumped in a WhatsApp group with teens across the country to hear how they feel about the summer that got cancelled.

Society

Everything you need to know about zoonosis

For decades now, scientists have been warning of the risks of a major pandemic emerging from the animal kingdom and crossing over to humans. Despite several serious warnings, we’re still acting too late. How did we get to where we are now, what can we learn from the past, and what do we need to change?

Society

Life on lockdown in Berlin

Positive measures to protect the arts. Uplifting community initiatives. A newly cashless society. Despite Berlin’s general reluctance to abide by rules, the city's instructions around COVID-19 have struck a chord. Photographer Carys Huws weighs in.

Society

Life on lockdown in Barcelona

In Spain locals are singing with their neighbours, weed dealers are creating “virtual dispensaries” on Instagram, crime has dropped by a staggering 70 per cent and local wildlife roams the streets. Writer Tim Smith shares his observations.

Society

Life on lockdown in Naples

Crooners on balconies. Entrepreneurial drug dealers. Keeping calm and carrying on making fresh pasta. A Brit in Naples reports from Europe’s most self-isolated country.

Life

Love in Lockdown: A‑Z

Shagging, wanking, getting off, getting on, listening to erotica, necking vodka, PornHub, dicks, knobs, tits and a bit of foreplay. How’s your love life looking during lockdown?

Culture

When shit hits the fan (in the art world)

Guts Gallery have tackled the nationwide closure of galleries by setting up an online Instagram exhibition instead, featuring 38 emerging British artists who will be sharing their work over the coming weeks. Here, seven of them weigh in.

Culture

Photographers making isolation sexy

In the current situation, isolation is an ordeal – but it can also look pretty. Just check out these seven photographers lensing quiet street scenes, empty shopping centres and bars without people for proof.

Music

Charlie Bones and the consolations of radio

The NTS breakfast show host on an online radio station that until recently broadcast out of a shabby and sticker-strewn hut in Dalston might be a slightly left-field pick for a potential saviour during a global pandemic… but unlikely times call for unlikely heroes.

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