THE WORLD'S IN CRISIS - IT'S TIME TO ACT

Last month's election result was bad. There's no real way of dressing it up. For many of us - those at the harshest edges of Tory party...

ANGRY WHITE MEN HAVE DECLARED WAR ON THE PLANET

We're only a few weeks into the new decade, but it's safe to declare 2020 as the year when climate change officially got dragged into...

 
 
 
Surreal shots of sex, death and mysticism in Mexico

SURREAL SHOTS OF SEX, DEATH AND MYSTICISM IN MEXICO

At the invitation of curator Francisco Berzunza, South African photographer Pieter Hugo arrived in Mexico to work on a new exhibition....

The real Ozarks: a portrait of rural life in modern America

THE REAL OZARKS: A PORTRAIT OF RURAL LIFE IN MODERN AMERICA

This story appears in The Documentary Photography Special VII. Get your copy now , or subscribe to make sure you never miss another...

 
 
 

NICOLAS GODIN: ‘I DON'T HAVE AN EGO, WHICH IS VERY STRANGE'

Unless he's working, Nicolas Godin is rarely preoccupied by music. Like a friendly retiree from your local neighbourhood, the Frenchman...

A visual history of the Lower East Side

A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE

By the '80s, New York's Lower East Side had been decimated by the ravages of drugs, “benign neglect” and landlord-sponsored arson....

 
 
 
The highs and lows of starting a union from scratch

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF STARTING A UNION FROM SCRATCH

When employees at Nicole's* London workplace first started talking about unionising, they did so mostly in whispers and hurried conversations...

Bruce Davidson's portrait of post-war Britain

BRUCE DAVIDSON'S PORTRAIT OF POST-WAR BRITAIN

In the autumn of 1960, American photographer Bruce Davidson landed a commission that would take him to the UK for the first time. Starting...

 
 
 
Spotlighting the forgotten women of photography

SPOTLIGHTING THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Apart from that time Cindy Sherman managed to sell a photograph for a record-breaking $3.89 million in 2011, women have struggled to...

Bogota's street artists are rewriting the state narrative

BOGOTA'S STREET ARTISTS ARE REWRITING THE STATE NARRATIVE

In Bogotá, the soft blue eyes of Diego Felipe Becerra gaze out from a gritty building flanked by high-rise apartments. On August 19...

 
 
 
What is life really like for a conflict photographer?

WHAT IS LIFE REALLY LIKE FOR A CONFLICT PHOTOGRAPHER?

This story appears in The Documentary Photography Special VII. Get your copy now , or subscribe to make sure you never miss another...

The countercultural power of US pulp fiction

THE COUNTERCULTURAL POWER OF US PULP FICTION

In the days before digital technology, mass-market paperback books were one of the most effective ways of introducing radical new political...

 
 
 
How webcams revolutionised pornography and sex work

HOW WEBCAMS REVOLUTIONISED PORNOGRAPHY AND SEX WORK

Life is driven by survival - not only of the self, but also of the collective whole. In nature's quest to keep the species alive, the...

JESS PHILLIPS: WOMAN OF THE PEOPLE, OR JUST OUT FOR HERSELF?

If people insist in a self-congratulatory manner that “they just speak their mind”, it generally means that they are simply rude rather...

 
 
 
Roberta Bayley, the queen of punk, on New York's raw years

ROBERTA BAYLEY, THE QUEEN OF PUNK, ON NEW YORK'S RAW YEARS

After living in London in the early '70s, California native Roberta Bayley arrived in New York in 1974 because it was the only return...

The twin brothers who paddled from Alaska to Mexico

THE TWIN BROTHERS WHO PADDLED FROM ALASKA TO MEXICO

Ryan and Casey Higginbotham can't help but squabble throughout our interview, with each brother taking turns to have a go. “That's...

 
 
 

PROTECTED: THE EDUCATION ACTIVIST TURNING TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH

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INSIDE THE WILD WORLD OF COLLEGE CHEERLEADING

“Cheer's generally a sport for really wealthy people,” says Lexi Brumback, a cheerleader at the esteemed Navarro College, in a sedate,...

 
 
 

HOW CAN WE MAKE THE GREAT OUTDOORS MORE ACCESSIBLE?

“I told black friends of mine that I'm going mountain biking - they looked at me and laughed,” says outdoor enthusiast Phil Young....

SO WHO REALLY IS KEIR STARMER?

There are many worthy attributes for the rising politician: a catalogue of accomplishment in a previous profession, the ability to...

 
 
 



Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can only beat Novak Djokovic on one condition...

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can only beat Novak Djokovic on one condition - Wilander

Novak Djokovic has been imperious on his way to the Australian Open semi-finals. Read more ...

Nicholas Parsons dies aged 96

Nicholas Parsons dies aged 96

Nicholas Parsons has died English actor Nicholas Parsons has died at the age of 96, his agent confirmed today. A statement issued by his agent Jean Diamond, on behalf of his... Read more ...

Meet Love Island 2020 contestant Wallace Wilson - his journey in the villa...

Meet Love Island 2020 contestant Wallace Wilson - his journey in the villa so far

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Huawei 5G hardware gets thumbs up from UK government

Huawei 5G hardware gets thumbs up from UK government

Huawei hardware will continue to be allowed to be part of the UK's 5G network infrastructure but with restrictions, as the government has decided against an outright ban. Under... Read more ...

Boris Johnson defies Trump and gives Huawei the green light to develop...

Boris Johnson defies Trump and gives Huawei the green light to develop Britain's 5G network

Boris Johnson gives the green light to Huawei to develop the UK's 5G network. The UK government has defied the US to give Chinese company a role in improving the UK's digital... Read more ...

“We limit careers, that's how it is” - Jurgen Klopp responds to criticism of...

“We limit careers, that's how it is” - Jurgen Klopp responds to criticism of FA Cup replay decision

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed criticism surrounding his decision to delegate the FA Cup fourth-round replay with Shrewsbury to Liverpool's under-23s.... Read more ...

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have secret reason for Alexis Sanchez...

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have secret reason for Alexis Sanchez return

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Alexis Sanchez will return from his loan spell with Inter Milan, after talking with Ed Woodward behind the scenes. But all... Read more ...

Eastenders' Bex Fowler exit confirmed as actress dramatically quits BBC soap...

Eastenders' Bex Fowler exit confirmed as actress dramatically quits BBC soap - here's why

EASTENDERS actress Jasmine Armfield has made a dramatic announcement confirming her exit from the soap after a five-year stint playing Bex Fowler. Might this be connected to... Read more ...

Eriksen completes £17m move to Inter; Spurs exercise Lo Celso option

Eriksen completes £17m move to Inter; Spurs exercise Lo Celso option

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has joined Inter Milan on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The 27-year-old, who was out of contract in the summer, has signed for the... Read more ...

Grenfell disaster: Firms which refurbished tower 'knew cladding would be...

Grenfell disaster: Firms which refurbished tower 'knew cladding would be fire risk'

Several firms responsible for refurbishing Grenfell Tower knew its cladding would be a fire risk before it was installed, according to emails shown to the public inquiry into... Read more ...