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.
On the hoof
Crypto’s crash, the new Maga bearer and a lens on protest
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Stand and be counted
Sinking chips • Devastating losses and broken dreams: how digital currencies such as bitcoin and ‘stablecoins’ went from boom to collapse
Decoding the crypto world
A history lesson: all Ponzi schemes topple eventually, and crypto is no different Robert Reich
Could Ron DeSantis be America’s new Maga bearer?
Is there enough evidence to indict Trump?
Amazon wild west Drugs, logging and fish are big money but life is cheap • Illegal businesses form an interlocking web in the remote region where Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira were killed, threatening Indigenous communities and local ecology
Donetsk becomes focus of battle for Donbas
Volunteers step up but funds are lacking • Billions in international donations remain untouched while neighbours band together and get on with it
Strictly defence Nato resolve remains fixed on economic interventions
Mob-style killings fuel fears of descent into ‘narco state’
Grey Britain The impact of an ageing population • One in five people in England and Wales are over 65. What are the consequences of th is social and political change?
The Irish ‘Olympics’ that helped shape a new nation
Sea change City plans to charge for emergency rescues
Septic isle How one community got rid of a toxic dump
Xi’s patriotic Hong Kong vision is a hard sell for foreign firms
Hopes rise for end to malaria death toll • The disease is a leading killer of under-fives across Africa. But trials for a new vaccine are showing tremendous promise
Biden feels the force of Democrats’ rage over Roe v Wade
San Antonio residents reel from latest smuggling tragedy
THE PICTURES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD • Some were organised marches, some were spontaneous moments captured for posterity. As governments clamp down on the right to protest, we celebrate some of the images and people that have altered how we see our societies
Feminism is not over, the work goes on everywhere every day Rebecca Solnit
If it cared, TikTok could inform not inflame Kenya’s political debate Odanga Madung
Strikers are providing the opposition Britain desperately needs Andy Beckett
What can the west really do about Xi Jinping’s warped version of democracy?
WRITE TO US
Into the breeches • The Regency period lasted just nine years, so why does it dominate popular culture?
Esteemed director who inspired new generations
A Muppet makeover • The stage version of My Neighbour Totoro has smashed box office records. We meet the Jim Henson puppeteers bringing Studio Ghibli’s beloved film to life
Loot • Apple TV+
In the Black Fantastic • Hayward Gallery, London
Podcast of the week • The Last Bohemians
Ruthless innocence • A heart-rending tragedy set in a dysfunctional rural commune captures the pure sugar-rush of the last days of childhood
Different strokes • Timely biographies of the principal adversaries in Ukraine pit a former comic actor against a brutally pragmatic strongman
Culture club • A celebration of the eccentric pioneers who took anthropology out of university libraries and into the field
BOOKS OF THE MONTH • The best recent poetry