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Blind date: Hes an I and me conversationalist

Eugenia, 27, project manager, meets Thomas, 34, freelance journalist Eugenia on Thomas What were you hoping for?That hes not so beautiful that I clam up and cant talk. First impressions?He wouldnt have been my first choice, but maybe hell be cool. What did you talk about?Politics. And we touched on books, music and family. Any […]

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Are music festivals doing enough to tackle sexual assault?

Reports of rape and other attacks are on the rise but, from grassroots groups to industry efforts, measures are being undertaken to keep attendees safe Festival season is a time of joy, sunburn and sloshing about in muddy fields. However, this booming industry which attracts millions of attendees each year and convicted of attacking two […]

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When life is a fate worse than death

The long read: Why are so many doctors opposed to assisted death? As a practising physician, Haider Javed Warraich has witnessed both sides of this gruelling battleground Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass […]

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The day Taylor Swift held my hand for a photo shoot

Its summertime, New York City, 2014 and a starstruck reporter interviews the charismatic singer at a restaurant. Then its time to go On a Tuesday afternoon three years ago, I entered a Manhattan restaurant where I had been told Taylor Swift would be, waiting to be interviewed. It seemed astonishing that there she was indeed: […]

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