Wanting to escape the office grind doesn’t make you a snowflake | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Younger adults are by now used to having their deficiencies highlighted in the newspapers. We are profligate, spoiled, and easily offended by racism, sexism or homophobia (making us “snowflakes”). We’ve annihilated everything from marriage to golf to napkins. And now, we have turned our seek-and-destroy Gorgon-esque gazes to offices. A Times column by Jenni Russell …

Barry Douglas: ‘I don’t take anything for granted. I’ve experienced the real world’

Wolverhampton Wanderers are portrayed as the Championship’s entitled elite but there is a wonderful counterstory within. On Friday, aged 28, Barry Douglas could make his Scotland debut as Costa Rica visit Glasgow. Hampden Park was once his football home. Douglas played for two full seasons at Queen’s Park, the amateur club perennially of Scotland’s lower …

Mirror mirror: Joan Jonas on the fairytales that have cast a spell over her 50-year career

I am always reading something: newspapers, periodicals, poetry, philosophy, fiction and non-fiction. I’m interested in many forms of narrative, of storytelling – movies and television, dance and theatre. Naturally not everything I read or see ends up becoming a part of my work, but sometimes a story sticks in my mind – I can’t get …

Jeremy Corbyn: I will not be closing down my Facebook page

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not be closing down his Facebook page after revelations about the site allowing the massive misuse of user data by a consultancy firm. Launching Labour’s local election campaign in Greater Manchester, Corbyn, who has almost 1.4 million followers on Facebook, said social media was important for him to broadcast …

Rise in unauthorised pupil absences blamed on term-time holidays

Unauthorised pupil absence rates in England are at their highest since records began as a result of more families taking children for holidays during term time without the agreement of their school, according to government figures. Data published by the Department for Education (DfE) on Thursday revealed that about one in six students (16.9%) missed …

Austin Bombing Victims Included a Father and a 17-Year-Old Musician

A finance professional and a teenage bass player were killed in a series of bombings that left five others injured and Texas’ capital city on edge. Anthony Stephan House, left, and Draylen Mason, right, were killed by package bombs left at their homes in Austin, Tex.CreditF.B.I. Two people were killed and five others wounded in …