In America, one in five women choose not to be mothers. Contrary to appearances, the reason for this decision is rarely egoism.
For ages, the Galloway livestock were part of the landscape of South West Scotland. But there are fewer and fewer old herds. A text about love for cows, beef and nature.
Anne Applebaum talks with Aleksandra Lipczak about being a ‘Polish mother’, and her fascination with Poland, politics and history.
Mathilda Gustavsson, author of “The Club”, talks about her journalistic work uncovering the Jean-Claude Arnault rape scandal at the heart of the Swedish Academy.
In recent months, Black Lives Matter protests against racism have seen the toppling of various statues in the UK and US. In Poland, our statues are being ‘protected’ – from the LGBT rainbow flag.
A chance observation of a mother and child in a park leads our writer to reflect on the intersection of technology and emotions.
Looking out from the shore of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, a writer reflects on how in a short space of time, so much has changed.
Katarzyna Boni, author of the reportage “Auroville: The City Made of Dreams”, talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies.
Alan Rusbridger talks about the how “The Guardian” was founded, the issues with media monopolies, and why news should be a public service.
In his latest book “Humankind: A Hopeful History”, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman deconstructs the idea of humanity as inherently evil to paint a much more optimistic portrait of human nature.