Tag Archives: Great Britain

Culture Preview: The New Review – October 2, 2022

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Britain in Crisis – The Activists Fight Back

Paul Theroux – The Novelist and Travel Writer Interviewed

Stewart Lee – Birdwatchers: it’s time to take on the Tories

Writer-director Martin McDonagh on his bad early plays, enjoying a quiet home life with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and his latest film – a friendship breakup movie starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson Interview by @msmirandasawyer (@DREWANTHONYSMTH)

Previews: The Economist Magazine – October 1, 2022

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How not to run a country

Liz Truss’s new government may already be dead in the water

Hurricane Ian pummels Florida

The Sunshine State has seen 40% of America’s hurricanes and a huge population boom

Preview: Country Life Magazine – Sept 28, 2022

Country Life Magazine – September 28, 2022:

Walk this way

Katy Birchall consults trainer Ben Randall about how to get your dog to focus on you and stop disappearing on walks

Shooting pains

As a difficult shooting season begins, Simon Lester considers the state of the sport amid its many modern challenges

If I only had a brain

Confusing to dogs and a star of horror films, scarecrows still fulfil their traditional bird-scaring role, discovers Jeremy Hobson

Mary-Ann Dunkley’s favourite painting

The design director of Liberty Fabrics picks a bright patchwork

Masterpiece

Jack Watkins is diverted by the story of Shaw’s Pygmalion

Opinion: Death Of Queen Ends Era, Bolsonaro’s Threat, EU Energy Crisis

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the death of Elizabeth II marks the end of an era. Also, why Jair Bolsonaro poses a threat to Brazilian democracy (11:15), and Europe’s energy market in crisis (19:12). 

Stories: Queen Elizabeth II Mourned, Russia’s Energy Disruptions, DOJ Appeals

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, dies at 96. EU ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Russia’s energy disruptions. And the DOJ appeals the special master review of documents seized by the FBI.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – Sept 10, 2022

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Can Liz Truss fix Britain?

The new prime minister must eschew pantomime radicalism if she is to succeed. The sceptics have many reasons to be dubious—yet underestimating Liz Truss is a mistake her opponents have already made to their cost.

Headlines: Russia Seizes Ukrainian Nuclear-Power Station, British Heatwave

Tensions are rising at Europe’s largest nuclear-power station, which Russian forces are using as a military base. We ask what the risks are, and whether they can be headed off.

Britain’s summer heatwave was deadly—but figuring out how deadly was no easy task. And discovering the real value of the “social capital” outside family and work relationships.

Opinion: Taiwan-China-U.S. War Prevention, Germany Awakened, British Gloom

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to prevent a war between America and China over Taiwan, thanks to Vladimir Putin, Germany has woken up (10:20), and Britain’s summer of discontent (18:40).

Island View: St. Kilda In The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

There is no place like St Kilda. Towering out of the storm-tossed waters of the Atlantic Ocean, its cliffs and sea stacks clamour with the cries of hundreds of thousands of seabirds.

Internationally recognised for its birdlife, St Kilda is no less famous for its human history. A community existed here for at least 4,000 years, exploiting the dense colonies of gannets, fulmars and puffins for food, feathers and oil.

The final 36 islanders were evacuated in 1930. Now uninhabited, visitors can brave the weather to sail to the ‘islands at the edge of the world’ for the experience of a lifetime.