‘We want to create magic’: taking cinema to remote Spanish villages | Spain

[ad_1] Stretching six metres and painted turquoise, the trailer has trundled across Spain, making its way to mountaintop villages, cobblestone plazas and medieval historical centres. No matter the location, the process starts much in the same way: with the unfurling of a giant screen. “Our motto is cinema for everyone and anywhere,” said Patricia de … Read more

‘Psychological violence’: Alexei Navalny says he is forced to watch eight hours of state TV a day | Alexei Navalny

[ad_1] Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has given his first interview from prison, comparing it to a Chinese labor camp and saying he is forced to watch eight hours of state television a day. Navalny, who built his political career on exposing corruption in Russia, is being held in a maximum security prison colony in … Read more

Revisited: Inside the ’Ndrangheta trial – podcast | News

[ad_1] The Guardian’s Lorenzo Tondo tells Rachel Humphreys about the trial against the ’Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia syndicate who are Italy’s most powerful organised crime group. The trial has 900 witnesses testifying against more than 350 people, including politicians and officials charged with being members of the syndicate. All eyes will be on Emanuele Mancuso, … Read more

Summer in the city: Lauren Oyler on a bike accident in Berlin | Books

[ad_1] Every summer when I come to Berlin, someone says, “Wouldn’t you rather be at the beach?” No. I want to drink beer from the Späti (corner shop) and marvel at the sudden appearance of disparate architectures. But increasingly, there are heatwaves. If pressed, even these I can romanticise: everyone is carefree and dirty (even … Read more

Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the anti-Covid office | Work & careers

[ad_1] Not so long ago it may have seemed more like a futuristic vision of the workplace – or a hospital. But the hands-free door handles, self-cleaning surfaces, antimicrobial paint, air-monitoring display tools, UV light disinfection robots, and 135 other measures at an office block in Bucharest are here to stay, say the creators behind … Read more