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Saturday, March 26 2022

The Eclectic Weekend



Curiosity didn’t kill this cat. He survived 100km in a car engine

A lawyer travelling from Bloemfontein to Winburg was alerted by a car guard that there was a cat under his bonnet

2 min read

Expert teams needed to manage hoarding, which worsened during pandemic

A third of hoarders in the UK live in conditions which raise the risks of health and fire hazards, studies find

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
World FREE

The evil mastermind of global hacking is ... a teen living with his mom

The 16-year-old from Oxford leads the group that has held giant companies such as Microsoft and Samsung to ransom

By William Turton and Jordan Robertson
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Wellness, fitness, mindfulness, blah blah blah ... that was then

Now — thanks Covid-19 — I’m all over it and there’s no end to books on the subjects. I just need them rolled into one

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read
Sport FREE

Eish, Ash, but Barty’s by no means the first to quit while ahead

Like Justine Henin and Björn Borg, the player has left at the top of her game, which at her age takes courage

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Fancy some pillow talk with ‘sex symbol’ Zelensky? Yearn no more

Czech designer turns a joke into serious business to raise money for Ukrainians suffering from the war

By Robert Muller
1 min read

‘Bridgerton’ is back and it’s as sexy as ever

The series returns to Netflix on Friday, promising more balls, courtships and gossip

By Hanna Rantala
1 min read
World FREE

Duty of care: Obamacare proves that better healthcare means more wealth

The 12 states holding out against its expansion are laggards in job-market strength and income growth

By Matthew A. Winkler
3 min read
Sport FREE

Lerena steps up a division, but does he have the taste for it?

Late boxing analyst Granville Gorton was adamant a fighter needs a decent punch, or in his words a ‘tasty’ one

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

$200m will come in Andy if you want this Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe

It will go under the hammer in May and is expected to break the record for 20th-century art

By Christine Kiernan
1 min read

All at sea: not this artist, for whom it’s hair today, art tomorrow

Jesstoni Garcia, who spends much time cruising the oceans without art supplies, uses his hair to create portraits

By Adrian Portugal
1 min read
World FREE

Fifth wave: how we’ve learnt to live with Omicron

Not all countries are impacted equally by the BA.2 subvariant. That tells us a lot about what works and what doesn’t

By Therese Raphael and Sam Fazeli
5 min read