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.
Across the line • Nathan Paulin set a new world record after completing a 2.2km tightrope walk to Mont Saint-Michel, the famous tidal island on the Normandy coast. The high wire, suspended between a crane at one end and Mont Saint-Michel abbey at the other, took Paulin two hours to cross.
America’s gun denial, aftermath of a predator and Pavement reunited
Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
After Uvalde • There are still those who want to believe each mass killing will shift the US towards addressing its gun crisis. But ultimately, the pressure must come from voters
‘These are just innocent babies’ • Another town is left to make sense of the unimaginable
Outrage – and inertia • How push for controls rises and falls with each school shooting
The last days of Mariupol One family’s tale of siege and survival
UKRAINE INVASION IN BRIEF
What next? Donbas may be prelude to new attacks on Kyiv and Kharkiv
War weighs heavy as apocalyptic mood falls on Davos
What do the Tories stand for now? • As chaos and rule-breaking come to define Boris Johnson’s leadership, Conservative MPs worry that their party is in the grip of an identity crisis
Plans to revive imperial units don’t add up for everyone
Family affair Election win a victory for dynasty rulers
Why is everyone so worried about China’s ambitions? • The Chinese foreign minister has undertaken a grand tour of Pacific nations amid western concerns about Beijing’s regional intentions
Trafficking clans move into growing their own cocaine
Lizards in stark game of survival being played out in Ibiza
Inside tracks The record label that offers hope • As Jail Time Records provides opportunities to those behind bars, artists describe how music has changed their lives
At cross purposes • Some scientists argue that we should encourage hybridisation in endangered species to ensure they can survive climate change. But is this missing the point?
The far-right anti-choice network on manoeuvres in Europe
Trump’s big lie Voters may tire of ‘stop the steal’, but Maga still looms large
Beauty and the beast • Jean-Luc Brunel stood accused of abusing young women working for his model agencies, but killed himself while awaiting trial for rape. Six former models speak out about an industry that turned a blind eye
Why does no one love me? • Wasps have always had a bad press – but Prof Seirian Sumner, who has spent her life studying them, argues they are sophisticated, socially complex and essential to the environment.
How long will America keep sacrificing the lives of its young? Jonathan Freedland
Bird flu is the disease we should all worry about, not monkeypox John Vidal
Ambivalence about Britain’s monarchy is a tradition of its own Ian Jack
Labor won Australia’s electoral battle. Now it must go bigger on climate
Back to slack • After more than a decade apart, Pavement are back on tour. They talk about what went wrong and why reuniting feels right
LA icon gets a thrilling sequel • The Sixth Street Bridge was a gritty go-to film location until it was torn down. Can a $500m rebuild bring back the fun of the freeway – and unite a divided city?
Ghost writer • An excellent new biography of Jean Rhys explores the relationship between her turbulent life...