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Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes
Graphic novels

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes

When translating her graphic novel from Arabic to English, Deena Mohamed needed to employ some back-to-front thinking

When the Muppets went to Moscow: ‘It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous’
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When the Muppets went to Moscow: ‘It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous’

At the end of the cold war the Muppets travelled to Moscow to show the Russian people how to get to Sesame Street. But they weren’t prepared for assassinations, car bombings and AK-47s. This is the astonishing story of Ulitza Sezam

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability
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David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability

David Aguilar has had to live with people’s preconceptions – but it hasn’t stopped him doing great things

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty
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Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’
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Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’

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How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film
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How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands
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Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands

Weird art, bizarre paintings and history’s strange fascinations
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Weird art, bizarre paintings and history’s strange fascinations

Author Jonathan Melville: My trip behind the scenes of classic movie Local Hero
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Author Jonathan Melville: My trip behind the scenes of classic movie Local Hero

Tobias Hürter: How Heisenberg mastered the art of unlearning
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Tobias Hürter: How Heisenberg mastered the art of unlearning

Author Nicholas Reynolds: My life inside the CIA war machine
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Author Nicholas Reynolds: My life inside the CIA war machine

Manni Coe: Repairing my brother, one drawing at a time
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Manni Coe: Repairing my brother, one drawing at a time

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
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John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
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Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret
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JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret

The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland
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The secret Nazi camps of Finnish Lapland

Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams
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Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams

Sinead Gleeson interview: ‘Music has often been regarded as men’s work’
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Sinead Gleeson interview: ‘Music has often been regarded as men’s work’

Sir Ken Robinson gave us a masterclass in how to live
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Sir Ken Robinson gave us a masterclass in how to live

Explorer Benedict Allen: The day I became a ‘crocodile man’
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Explorer Benedict Allen: The day I became a ‘crocodile man’

Why I ran 35 marathons in 35 days
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Why I ran 35 marathons in 35 days

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Head trauma: The dark shadow looming at the heart of contact sport
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Head trauma: The dark shadow looming at the heart of contact sport

Jon Ransom’s letter to his 16-year-old self: ‘It’s about to get rough. There’s no way around it’
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Jon Ransom’s letter to his 16-year-old self: ‘It’s about to get rough. There’s no way around it’

Destruction of the Amazon: ‘Let people know what is happening. Shout it loud’
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Destruction of the Amazon: ‘Let people know what is happening. Shout it loud’

Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand
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Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand