The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.
The main stories… …and how they were covered
Spirit of the age
Good week for
Bad week for
The UK at a glance
Europe at a glance
The world at a glance
Castaway of the week
The lost art of interruption
The hydrogen revolution • Boris Johnson wants hydrogen to have a key role in Britain’s “green industrial revolution”. What could the gas do for us?
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… I read it in the tabloids
Best of the American columnists
Who lost the election... Trump, or the Republican Party?
Best articles: International
Massacre in Mozambique: Islamic State tightens its grip
What the scientists are saying…
The wombat’s versatile bottom
British teens are shorter
Exit Cummings: revolution at Downing Street
Pick of the week’s Gossip
Sutcliffe’s victims: treated with contempt
Vaccines: light at the end of the tunnel
Wit & Wisdom
Statistics of the week
Football: “a sobering night for England”
Golf: the tobacco-chewing victor of Augusta
Formula 1: Britain’s greatest ever sportsman?
Pick of the week’s correspondence
The National Trust’s mission
Review of reviews: Books
Podcasts... White Helmets, good science and great bands
Albums of the week: three new releases
Films to stream
The Crown: the royal soap opera takes a dark turn
Exhibition of the week Zanele Muholi • Tate Modern, London SE1 (020-7887 8888, tate.org.uk). Currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions
The war over Mary Wollstonecraft
Best books… Clarissa Ward • CNN’s chief international correspondent chooses her five favourite books. Her memoir, On All Fronts (Penguin Press £20), which documents her reporting on everything from the 2004 tsunami to the Syrian uprising, is out now
The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching
The Archers: what happened last week
Coming up online
Houses with lovely views
Food & Drink • What the experts recommend
Recipe of the week • In autumn, you’ll be offered this hearty lamb and vegetable soup at almost any dastarkhan (eating place) in Tajikistan, says Caroline Eden. It is served with warmed non bread – a flatbread – but other types work well.
No and low
New cars: what the critics say
The best... wireless earbuds
Tips of the week... how to buy less wastefully
And for those who have everything...
Where to find... virtual escape rooms
Former Chief Rabbi who was praised for his inclusivity
King of light entertainment who had a 60-year career
Companies in the news ...and how they were assessed
Seven days in the Square Mile
Airbnb: how the “Amazon of travel” was spruced up for market
Issue of the week: a new era for trade? • President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to reset the “rules of the road” on global trade. Is he guilty of wishful thinking?
Bitcoin resurgent: what the experts think
The world in 2021
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