The Guardian

Disaster Aid: How US Charity Begins at Home

On the third anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, it’s time to question the US’s helping hand.

Jan 2013

Terror Takes Aim at the Net

When freedom is under threat, it’s time to network.

Sep 2001

On Hallowed Turf

Anthony Trollope’s early Irish novel The Kellys and the O’Kellys sold just 140 copies when first published during the potato famine, yet it has all the hallmarks of his future greatness.

Apr 2008
By Editors Recommend

Rereading "National Velvet"

Revisiting Enid Bagnold’s strange novel, the auhor finds that she now appreciates this fairytale rooted in rain and mud more than she did as a girl.

Apr 2012
By Editors Recommend

Driving: A Parent’s Nightmare

When the author’s 17-year-old son said he planned to join a friend driving to Seattle from New York, it bought back memories of her own epic road trips.

Jul 2010

Is This Bush’s Secret Bunker?

What’s going on under Mount Weather?

Aug 2006

How Corporate Branding Has Taken over America

Ten years after the publication of No Logo, Naomi Klein switches her attention from the mall to Barack Obama and discovers that corporate culture has taken over the US government.

Jan 2010

Before the Ears Go Deaf

Mar 2012
By Editors Recommend

The Science of Super Bowl-ology

Research shows that the Super Bowl influences the stock market, predicts elections, and causes impotence. Or does it?

Feb 2012

Homes & Gardens: Inner Space

Working on one’s own home yields newfound appreciation for the psychology of architecture.

Jun 1997

Video Games: The Addiction

The writer was an acclaimed, prize-winning young writer. Then he started playing the video game “Grand Theft Auto.” For three years he has been cocaine addicted, sleep deprived and barely able to write a word. Any regrets? Absolutely none.

Mar 2010

The Gulf Oil Spill: A Hole in the World

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident—it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself, laying bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism.

Jun 2010

13 Killed as Paratroops Break Riot

A gripping eyewitness account of Northern Ireland infamous Bloody Sunday.

Jan 1972

Amid the Tears and Cheers, a Full Stop to Britain’s Colonial Experience in Northern Ireland

Simon Winchester was the Guardian’s reporter in Derry on Bloody Sunday. Today, he returned to the city to see its victims vindicated at last.

Jun 2010

We’re Lucky We Weren’t Wiped Out

The volcanic ash cloud from Eyjafjallajokull has caused travel chaos and misery. But we were lucky. An eruption in the future could wipe out the human race.

Apr 2010