About this issue: Overview
Just a few years ago, comedian James Acaster looked ready to leave stand-up behind forever but now he’s back. Simon Bland asks, was it him that changed or us?
The rear view
A majestic horse rearing on to its hind legs and its graceful rider is just one image among many in a new photo exhibition in Otley that reveals the culture and daily life of Palestinians that endure during their oppression.
More than just a buzz
Although beekeeping grew in popularity during lockdowns, looking after hives is a difficult undertaking and many people go wrong. Susan Griffin asks the experts for tips on keeping them sweet.
Economist James Meadway on the futility of the Bank of England’s rate rise, news of human rights protests in Egypt as Cop-27 gets underway, a new exhibition at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery documents the link between football and fashion, novelist William Boyd is interviewed and TV’s Lorraine Kelly writes a letter to her younger self.
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