The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.
The siege of Gaza: can Israel defeat Hamas?
It wasn’t all bad
Spotlight on Netanyahu
Antisemitism in the UK
Council tax freeze
MP faces suspension
Spirit of the age
Good week for:
Bad week for:
Europe at a glance
The world at a glance
Castaway of the week • This week’s edition of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs featured the chair of NBC Universal Studio Group, Dame Donna Langley
Viewpoint: Generation Viagra
Hamas: a short history • Where did the armed Palestinian group that rules Gaza come from, and what are its aims?
Gaza and the Nakba
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… I read it in the tabloids
Best of the American columnists
Robert Kennedy: the wild card in the 2024 election
Best articles: International
The rise of the far-right: Germany’s dreaded alternative
What the scientists are saying…
Stone Age people ate their dead
Obesity and cancer
Pick of the week’s Gossip
Poland’s election: a victory for democracy?
The prison system: at full stretch
Keir Starmer: digging for victory
Madonna at 65: still the Queen of Pop?
Wit & Wisdom
Statistics of the week
Rugby World Cup: Ireland’s “quarter-final curse” strikes again
Cricket: England suffer shock loss to Afghanistan
Pick of the week’s correspondence
Could Labour solve the housing crisis?
Ian Fleming: The Complete Man
Musical: Sunset Boulevard • Savoy Theatre, London WC2 (thesavoytheatre.com). Until 6 January Running time: 2hrs 20mins
Podcasts… a former Beatle, therapy and George the Poet
Frasier: a “gentle” reboot of the beloved 1990s sitcom
Exhibition of the week Philip Guston • Tate Modern, London SE1 (020-7887 8888, tate.org.uk). Until 24 February
Where to buy… • The Week reviews an exhibition in a private gallery
The van Gogh Pokémon frenzy
Best books… Sir Richard Eyre • The celebrated director picks his favourite books. He will be at the Stratford Literary Festival on Saturday 28 October, reading from Place to Place, his “autobiography in verse”; see stratlitfest.co.uk
The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing
The Archers: what happened last week
New to streaming
Village houses for less than £800,000
Food & Drink
Prawns in rich coconut sauce (sambal goreng udang) • Prawns in coconut sauce are popular all over Indonesia and Malaysia, says Sri Owen. Like beef rendang, it is one of those fundamental Southeast Asian dishes whose flavours, textures and colours all complement each other precisely. Naturally, the dish should be served with rice, and perhaps stir-fried vegetables or a salad.
New cars: what the critics say
The best… steam mops and steam cleaners • Steam mops and cleaners aren’t suitable on unsealed wooden or parquet floors, as the moisture can cause the boards to swell and warp. For other types of flooring, it would be wise to check before buying.
Tips… how to get the better of bedbugs
And for those who have everything…