Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Culture

‘Conditioning an entire society’: the rise of biometric data technology

Biometrics‘Conditioning an entire society’: the rise of biometric data technologyThe use of our bodies to unlock access to services raises concerns about the trade-off between convenience and privacy Rob [email protected] 26 Oct 2021 03.00 EDTIn a school canteen in...

Life after loneliness: ‘At school, I was incredibly isolated – then I learned to build deep, thriving friendships’

Life after lonelinessLonelinessLife after loneliness: ‘At school, I was incredibly isolated – then I learned to build deep, thriving friendships’I knew the pandemic meant long-haul isolation, bringing back terrible teenage memories. But friends rallied round with two-hour calls and...

Cycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 26 October 1896

From the Guardian archiveCyclingCycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 189626 October 1896: The Guardian’s cycling column looks at braking methods, avoiding saddle accidents and the introduction of a special ladies’ tyre Tue...

Deep in the dark: how to keep black clothes looking their best for longer

Closet clinicFashionDeep in the dark: how to keep black clothes looking their best for longerFrom avoiding UV to re-dying faded fabric ‘in a big soup pot’, with a bit of care black clothes can last a lifetime Lucianne TontiMon...

English councils cancel bonfire night displays amid rising Covid rates

Bonfire NightEnglish councils cancel bonfire night displays amid rising Covid ratesManchester joins Nottingham and Leeds, saying it will be impossible to check the Covid status of all attending Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage ...

Lilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friends

Pass notesDogsLilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friendsPedigrees are being bred to have a range of unusually coloured fur, including lilac, silver, charcoal and even tiger stripes – as well as a host of health...

How we met: ‘I sat down beside her on a coach. Before the journey was over I’d asked her to marry me’

How we metLife and styleHow we met: ‘I sat down beside her on a coach. Before the journey was over I’d asked her to marry me’Andy from Glasgow met Becky from Illinois on a Greyhound bus, defending her from...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for swiss chard, pancetta, leek and ricotta lasagne | The new flexitarian

The new flexitarianFoodThomasina Miers’ recipe for swiss chard, pancetta, leek and ricotta lasagne Make the most of the seasonal bounty of chard with this autumn lasagne, enrichened with ricotta and creme fraiche and topped with parmesanThomasina [email protected] 25 Oct...

Ready, steady, spook! 10 pumpkin-free Halloween treats – from meringue bones to Nigella Lawson’s pus

How to live nowHalloweenReady, steady, spook! 10 pumpkin-free Halloween treats – from meringue bones to Nigella Lawson’s pus Why should the calendar’s creepiest date be forever in the grip of Big Pumpkin? Here are some horrifying delights, whether you...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for lemon knot biscuits | A kitchen in Rome

A kitchen in RomeFoodRachel Roddy’s recipe for lemon knot biscuitsTaralli, or little knots of crumbly, snappy dough a bit like a pretzel, are common bar snacks all over southern Italy – and occasionally sweet and lemon-glazed, as in today’s...
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