Politics

Why the craft of weaving together science and policy is more critical now than ever

Why the craft of weaving together science and policy is more critical now than ever

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, many world leaders asserted something that seemed sensible – and welcome – to fans of science everywhere: put simply, that they would ‘follow the science’. But if you step on to a modern university campus, or take a tour through the variety …

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Take Your Money Off The Grid

Take Your Money Off The Grid

In a time of geopolitical chaos and inflation, Simon Mikhailovich’s extreme wealth preservation strategies don’t seem so paranoid. Cyberattacks. Inflation. Pandemic. Is your money safe? The question is asked by Simon Mikhailovich, a Russian émigré and entrepreneur who is in the business of selling a certain kind of safety. His …

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Beyond the little black dress: ‘Gabrielle Chanel – Fashion Manifesto’

Beyond the little black dress: ‘Gabrielle Chanel – Fashion Manifesto’

The NGV showcases the controversial designer’s undeniable brilliance An enormous mythology has grown around Gabrielle Chanel. It has never been in dispute that she was a creative genius, highly skilled at her craft, and possessed a canny business sense. But as fame has turned into celebrity and, most recently, into …

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