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Thanks for all the fish: a wild salmon story

I had salmon on my mind when I decided to move to Alaska 20 years ago. My boyfriend at the time, who was trying to convince me to migrate north with him, grilled up delicious fillets of wild Alaskan sockeye for me. That deep red flesh lured me out of vegetarianism and to higher latitudes; a mo...

Behind the cover story: a Q&A with Nicolas Pelham

The February/March 2020 issue of 1843 magazine tells Nicolas Pelham’s extraordinary story of being trapped in Iran. The Economist’s Middle East correspondent had received a rare journalist’s visa to Iran to report for one week in July 2019. On the day he was due to fly back to London he was detained by intell...

Tempeh, Indonesia’s wonder food

I first tried tempeh four years ago, at a tiny stall in the main market in Yogyakarta, a city on the Indonesian island of Java. I barged through the busy street, bustling past souvenir kiosks and colourful piles of vegetables, up to an unremarkable booth, where a man was flipping a hefty w...

Shopping with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m sitting in the backseat of a Lexus SUV next to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, trying to find a polite way to ask the acclaimed author why she spends so much time giving speeches around the world instead of writing more novels. “I look at your Instagram feed and there’s Berlin, Spain, Poland......

All the rage

What Germans are listening toTurkish immigrants who arrived in Germany in the 1960s were often called gastarbeiter – guest workers – a term that implied their stay would be limited. Though Germans of Turkish background are now the country’s largest minority group, many still don’t feel accepted. E...

OnlyFans: a day in the life of a top(less) creator

Lucy-Anne Brooks is sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of an enormous gilt framed mirror, applying make-up. Dressed in ripped jeans and a tight-fitting jumper, she is a friendly, chatty presence. She is also the epitome of the heterosexual male fantasy of the girl next door: petite b...

Notes from a small island: the Syrian refugees who went to Bute

When I reach the ferry’s upper deck, I am sore-footed, sweaty and grinning from ear to ear. It is Christmas Eve and once again I have only just caught the last boat back to Bute. The ferry is unmoored and suddenly we are cut free from the Scottish mainland, bound for a western isle that has al...
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