The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
Actors walk out, the world on fire and everything to play for
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Global report United Kingdom
Lights! Camera! Industrial action! • Hollywood actors pulled focus as they joined a long-running strike by screenwriters who want to revisit how studios pay them for their work in an age of streaming and artificial intelligence
The quest for equity What has been going on behind the scenes of raised fists?
‘Life and death’ Stars argue action is aimed at protecting jobbing players
Heating up • Soaring temperatures spark global concern
Seeing red Record-breaking heatwaves are only going to get more severe
‘My last war’ Foreign volunteers on the front • Alan from England tells of the battle from the trenches, while Steve from the US hasn’t registered with his embassy
Tatar-led resistance fighting back in Crimea
Councils join calls for ban on disposable e-cigarettes
PM’s big gamble Will snap poll usher in the far right – or could sanchismo win?
Farmers embrace Maya traditions • Yucatán villagers are reconnecting with milpa growing methods despite a changing landscape
Grain crash Diners go cold on rice in haste of modern life
How fiction is falling prey to its own vision of dystopia
‘No one here is talking about it’ Long Covid divides on economic lines • While research focuses on richer parts of the world, people in less developed countries are suffering from lack of awareness and support
Bigger, better • Despite problems behind the scenes, this year’s World Cup should lift the profile of the women’s game to a new level
Rising stars Eight players to watch at the Women’s World Cup
‘Voltage valley’ loses hope as EV revival deal turns sour
Why fentanyl crisis could derail fragile detente with Beijing
The allergy timebomb • More and more youngsters are suffering extreme allergic reactions to everyday foods. What can be done to help the families living with constant terror?
SONGS OF FREEDOM HIP-HOP IN EGYPT’S REBELLION SONGS • Ever since protests in Cairo in 2011, music has been vital to young people making their voices heard against an oppressive regime
Our food systems are close to collapse – and the rich don’t care
After real progress on climate, Europe now faces a ‘greenlash’
The government is wrong to cling to its cruel migration bill
Reinvigorated Nato will need its newfound strength for huge challenges ahead
WRITE TO US
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS Edith Pritchett
Bursting the bubble • How Ben McKenzie went from acting to exposing the cryptocurrency industry
Harlem shakedown • From bent cops to blaxploitation, this tale of 70s America combines the energy of a crime thriller and the wit of social satire
Alarm bells • A former No 10 aide picks out illuminating parallels between self-serving leaders from Roman times to the present
Line of sight • Andrew Leland, who has a rare eye disease, shares his own personal experiences and learns more about the culture of blindness
BOOKS OF THE MONTH • The best recent crime and thrillers
I want to go back on my decision to split parental leave equally
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