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The Bard of Broadway

Comparing anyone to Shakespeare when judging the importance of their work is sure to prompt a few raised eyebrows. But when it comes to the late Stephen Sondheim, it’s a worthy comparison.


The Global AI Summit

This afternoon, we’re holding a Global AI Summit, discussing everything from AI’s impact on inequality to its role in the green transition.

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A place for Elliot

We spent time with the family of a profoundly disabled teenager to hear how they are trying to keep their son alive through the winter.

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The hunger game

Georgian MP Elene Khoshtaria is more than just a politician. She may have just saved the life of the country’s former president.

Sweet Bobby

Could anyone be catfished?

Join Alexi Mostrous for a special ThinkIn to explore what Kirat’s story tells us about trust and our online lives.

sensemaker our daily roundup of the news that matters

Taliban murders

1 december 2021
  • Fiji reopened its borders to tourists for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 
  • Eric Zemmour, the former journalist who considers Marine Le Pen a “leftist”, announced his candidacy for president of France.
  • The English women’s football team beat Latvia 20-0.

Afghanistan’s new rulers said there would be no revenge killings on their watch. In reality more than 100 former members of the Afghan security forces have been summarily executed or disappeared by the Taliban since it took power in Kabul in August, Human Rights Watch says. 

A brand new podcast series

Sweet Bobby

How well do you know the person you love?

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We need to get the world vaccinated as fast as possible. We’re in an arms race: vaccines vs variants. That’s why we’ve launched our Vaccine Tracker along with a campaign to vaccinate the world by the end of next year.

covid Inquiry

Why wait until spring 2022?

That’s when the prime minister has said an independent inquiry into the government’s response to Covid will begin. Here at Tortoise, we felt the need was far more urgent – and so, last Autumn, we held our own.

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