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Brand illusions
How the pandemic made fonts friendlier
Companies are ditching functional typefaces for cuddlier ones
Stranger things
I can’t wait to get back to normal. How long before I’m bored?
Ordinary life is more complicated than it seems
“I've mortally offended Putin by surviving”: why Alexei Navalny keeps fighting
Russia’s leading opposition figure has endured ignominy, imprisonment and poisoning over the course of his political career. He isn’t finished yet
Behind the news
Out of oxygen, out of time: covid-19 suffocates Kolkata
As the second wave sweeps across India, life and death can be a matter of guessing the right number to call
Did an avant-garde French artist sell the first NFT?
Yves Klein sold Parisian air to eager collectors. Yet he might not have approved of non-fungible tokens
World in a dish
America and the taco: an immigrant story
The food’s slow assimilation into American cuisine reflects that of Mexicans
The 1843 interview
Ian Rankin: doing a jigsaw is like investigating a murder
Puzzles help the Scottish novelist piece together the world
World in a dish
Too hot to handle: the battle over biryani
The dish has become a target for Hindu nationalists
Childish things
My extrovert daughter keeps talking to strangers. It’s making me feel awkward
Our parenting columnist is glad to have a sociable three-year-old. But he’d prefer it if she didn’t accost everyone they pass in the park
Inside Handforth: Jackie Weaver and the battle for England’s soul
Earlier this year, a video of a parish-council meeting in Cheshire went viral. But why was everyone so angry and what does it tell us about the state of England?
Brand illusions
Tony’s Chocolonely: the risks of being a woke brand
Chunky chocolate with a weighty message
Brave new word
Are you into productivity porn or yak shaving?
Your guide to time-management slang, from studyspo to cyberloafing

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