Weekend long reads

Read about Google’s real-life Truman Show, Norway’s undersea restaurant, frying the perfect chip, robots replacing writers, the YouTube sensation that is ASMR, the founder of the Beat generation, how Brexit could break up the Union — and much more

Plans to build a tech-fired Utopia in Toronto are gaining momentum — as privacy fears grow

A dramatic underwater dining room opens in a remote coastal community

Golden, triple-cooked, bathed in beef dripping — what’s the secret of potato perfection?

As algorithms master the craft of generating stories, what are the implications for humanity?

Videos of people preparing and consuming food are essential viewing for millions — and a baffling craze for everyone else

The founder of the Beat generation recalls a century of literary discovery in his novel Little Boy

More from this Series

As England leads its neighbours out of the EU, old battles over a shared British history are being fought all over again

Westerners may balk, but such dishes are revered for their thrilling textural qualities

Sydney Padua’s graphic novel on Lovelace’s work with Charles Babbage establishes a heroine for our times

‘Enemy aliens’ interned on the Isle of Man in the first world war crafted his pieces

An important retrospective shows the artist in serious mood yet playing with paint, film and art history

Murray Withers takes an urban walk through south-east London to see what attracts ‘the propertied progressives’

Politicised, radicalised and more fabulous than ever, fashion’s favourite colour is making a powerful return

Two new books — Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism and How Was It For You? — explore the fallout from the sexual revolution

With 245 million people each month watching online videos, the country is shaking up the global entertainment business

Brexit has consumed parliament and raised constitutional questions that MPs are struggling to answer