The Guardian

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain

Keefe’s narrative book about the Sacklers and Oxycontin is detailed that only in the chinks do we spot the story behind the story: the rotting structure of American healthcare that wills disasters into being.

The Rich vs the Very Very Rich

The Rich vs the Very Very Rich

When in 2015 a Chinese billionaire bought Wentworth, one of Britain’s most prestigious golf clubs, affluent dentists and estate agents were confronted with the unsentimental force of globalised capital.

Waves Across the South

Waves Across the South

Sivasundaram isn’t the first historian to stretch the geographical range of the age of revolution. He escorts it through the Persian Gulf, down the Bay of Bengal and southern India, across Singapore and Indonesia, via Tonga and New Zealand, and finally to Tasmania

Inside the Aviation Meltdown of 2020

Inside the Aviation Meltdown of 2020

Airlines stashed most of their planes in boneyards, flew relief flights, and wondered when travel would recover—and how they'd cope with the costs of meeting emissions targets.

The Madhouse of the Mask Market

The Madhouse of the Mask Market

Countries have hoarded masks, and used them as chips in geopolitical games. Thieves have made off with them. One mask broker described it "the craziest market I've ever seen." The global scramble for this vital item has exposed the harsh realities of international...

“It’s a Razor’s Edge”

“It’s a Razor’s Edge”

Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor, living like a monk in a Cambridge college room, engaged in the most urgent quest of his life.

My Life as a Quiz Obsessive

My Life as a Quiz Obsessive

At its finest, quizzing an exercise in nimble thinking -- the only forum where the entirety of your life can be marshalled as pure knowledge.