1843 magazine


Who moved my chips? Life in an AI entrepreneurs’ houseshare

In Cerebral Valley in San Francisco, the next generation of tech billionaires is optimising its lifestyle


The surprising triumph of “Africa’s Kim Jong Un”

Eritrea’s Mao-reading president used to seem like a relic. Now Issaias Afwerki is on a roll


It’s not the drone strikes that are hurting Moscow, it’s the traffic jams

Ukraine’s campaign has caused limited damage, but Muscovites are finding it harder to get about


The secrets to sorority admission? Perfect highlights and an image consultant

Parents are paying thousands to help their daughters beat the competition

Artificial intelligence

My life as an AI chatbot operator

I was supposed to teach the algorithm how to be more human. Instead I became more like a robot


Russia has taken thousands of Ukrainian kids. Some don’t want to go home

Families search in vain through a maze of foster homes and holiday camps


The drug-dealers leading a public-health revolution

A backstreet shop in Vancouver sells cocaine, heroin and meth. Its owners believe they are saving lives


The secret diary of a Ukrainian soldier: on the counter-offensive

As troops blitz through Russian lines, they see the trauma of occupation and the relief at freedom


He was tortured for standing up for Ukraine. Now he lives alone in a forest

Responses to wartime trauma can take many forms


The Norwegian town where anyone might be a spy

For residents of Kirkenes, on the border of Norway and Russia, espionage is an everyday fact of life


The TikTok exodus: how an Albanian town was emptied

Bling-filled videos of life in Britain have spurred thousands of Albanians to leave. But some posts have an ulterior motive


This narrow, rocky path is the last open route between Russia and Ukraine

A trickle of refugees from occupied territory crosses into Sumy each day