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‘Children are being poisoned’: fury at scandal of toxic firefighting chemicals

‘Things are getting serious’ Williamtown resident speaks on toxic chemical scandal The suited men are a jarring presence in Williamtown’s toxic red zone. They look odd, out of place as they cross the cattle grid on to Len...

Hailee Steinfeld: ‘There’s this rule that to be special you have to be different...

To say that Hailee Steinfeld is taking a leisurely approach to her first album would be an understatement. Since her first single, Love Myself, came out in August 2015, followed by an EP, Haiz, a couple of months later,...

Yes, There’s a Reason Doctors Have Such Sloppy Handwriting—Here’s Why

If you’ve ever taken a handwritten prescription from a doctor or looked at the notes from your visit, it seems like no amount of squinting could help the letters get clearer. Bad handwriting almost seems like a requirement for...

Winnipeg’s Treaty Payments: Meager Reminder of a Painful History

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On a brilliant afternoon in Winnipeg, scores of indigenous people lined up under a large white tent to collect what’s known as the annual “treaty payment” — money stipulated in treaties, signed by past generations with...

We can’t prepare to leave Europe until we know where we’re going

Tick. Tock. We have now got to that scene in the Brexit movie where rivulets of sweat begin to drip down the faces of the crew. They have noticed that the clock is running down. It is nearly four...

Scott Turow: ‘My characters, like me, find society’s problems in the law’

The simple truth, I’m pleased to acknowledge, is that most days writing makes me happy. Usually what’s ahead of me flashes through my mind not long after waking, igniting a triumphal fantasy: I will imagine epically, think precisely and,...

PSG increasingly confident of signing Neymar and Alexis Sánchez

Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly confident of signing Neymar from Barcelona and Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal in the next few days in what would rank as one of the biggest double-signings in football history. Nasser al Khelaifi, the PSG chairman,...

Flying Lotus on his gross-out movie debut, Kuso: ‘You’ve never seen black characters like...

A woman tries to find her baby down a portal to a hellscape and has her legs conjoined with another woman for a sitcom called Sock, before being consumed by a ravenous turd. A murderous multicoloured yeti with an...

Trump snubs U.S. allies while huddling with his pal Putin

Top of the Ticket cartoon (David Horsey / Los Angeles Times) The challenge for commentators and political cartoonists in the Age of Trump is to keep pace with the relentless barrage of news generated by the president and...

The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

The first time he slept over was an accident. He came to watch a movie, which for me became an exercise in remaining perfectly still while I focused on the proximity of his legs. After the credits rolled, we...

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