An ex-business partner of Hunter Biden said he consulted his father about a planned venture with a Chinese oil company. Joe Biden denied any involvement in the venture and corporate records reviewed by The Journal show no role for him.
Oliver BurkemanI'm not a neutral party when it comes to @JessiesFund, which does amazing music therapy work in children’s hospices & elsewhere (my dad's the chair) – but pls look out for their BBC TV Appeal, BBC1 Sun 2.05pm & BBC2 Tues 2.30pm, to see them in action
There was a guilty pleasure, at first, in the Covid-enforced absence of hen and stag dos in York. But the streets have emptied at a time when the city badly needs money – as does so much of our beautiful island
Oliver Burkeman"Not even the Viking Centre – tied for most exciting thing to happen in York when I was growing up with the day the minster caught fire – can draw a crowd" – a bittersweet report from my hometown (and those are among my two most exciting memories too)
Matthew J. Mayhew apologizes for an article that he recently wrote for Inside Higher Ed and describes beginning a long process of antiracist learning.
Oliver BurkemanAside from other issues raised here by the tone and content, I just cannot possibly imagine that it's sincere – that such a total transformation of one's perspective could really occur in the five days between publication dates
We asked our columnist — the nation’s leading expert on carbon emissions — whether winter heat lamps will destroy or save our city. He came down on the latter.
Oliver BurkemanFascinating - it’s at least plausible that NYC’s now year round outdoor restaurants scheme, even with gas heaters, is a net gain for the environment because it makes parking harder and will discourage driving by enough to offset the impact
From the FT: London is to host the world’s first Covid-19 human challenge trials — in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with coronavirus to assess the effectiveness of experimental vaccines. The UK government-funded studies are...
John Tarrant discovered that not knowing is the best—and maybe the only possible—response to suffering.
Oliver Burkeman'The whole of the ancient teachings on suffering come down to this: Suffering is the notion “This isn’t it,” and its variants such as “I can’t bear this, it shouldn’t be happening,” and “I have to know how this will turn out,” and “What if it gets worse?”'
Do we think that a problem persists even when it has become less frequent? Levari et al. show experimentally that when the “signal” a person is searching for becomes rare, the person naturally responds by broadening his or her definition of the...
There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "Maybe," the farmer replied. The next...
Oliver BurkemanDefinitive analysis of the impact of tumultuous developments in US politics