About this issue: Overview
Disco in the dark
Now she’s got herself out of the trackies and t-shirts that were her uniform while making her first self-engineered album, Kylie Minogue’s glam factor is as high as ever. She tells Sinéad Stubbins why disco might persuade fans to shift the coffee table aside for a spot of living room dancing.
Psychological clap back
Clapping wasn’t enough to support NHS workers during the pandemic. They need much better mental healthcare, reports Ciara Leeming.
Sleigh in their lane
They’re naturally gentle but capable of enduring the harshest conditions – no wonder everyone loves reindeer. Up in Scotland, Lotti Papastavrou Brooks has a dream job with them. By Susan Griffin.
‘Call of the soul’
Tens of thousands of Armenian citizens forced to flee during conflict are now trapped in temporary accommodation, with winter and a second wave of coronavirus encroaching, reports Umberto Bacchi.
Summit for his trouble
Maurice Wilson aimed for Everest when he felt he had to leave Bradford. But the First World War hero never lost sight of his home city, however fanciful his flights, writes Ed Caesar.
News, arts and entertainment, another recipe from our vendors’ calendar, columnist Saskia Murphy – and Dolly Parton’s letter to her younger self.