The writer of such “northern” hits as Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley explains why she finds such categorisation redundant.
Katrine Marçal's Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? reminds us how Homo economicus has always been supported by free, underacknowldged, female labour.
Why has it taken us so long to realise that the strongest, most exciting voices, shaping our opinions of cinema are women?
The Comedy Store in London held a rare showcase of Muslim comedians this week, who gave sharp insights into navigating Islam in the UK.
On the 'cool gamer girlfriend'.
Do you speak urbanism? The way we read and write in the language of cities has transformed.
Like Ben Lerner and Sheila Heti, Miranda July has written a novel exploring new forms of love and community.
India's Daughter has exposed that country's rape culture. But don't imagine that these attitudes aren't found around the world.
Writer and director Desiree Akhavan has created an authentic, relatable story – with a heroine we hope will triumph.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Staring at a buffer symbol, waiting for something on the internet to load can be both reassuring and distressing. We wait with the belief that something is happening out of sight.
Some think of the impressionists as the painterly equivalent of easy listening. Inventing Impressionism, themed around the collection of Paul Durand-Ruel, shows just how wrong they are.
Clever pacing and Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance can't disguise the hedged bets and risks not taken.
The new Carole King musical - apparently.
Season three of House of Cards reaps diminishing returns.
George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman and David Hare's The Absence of War have an ideology that speaks to today's politics.
Spain and Portugal may have settled their differences, but when it comes to grapes, it's not so simple.
We are all alienated labour now.
The music and arts festival reveals this year's line-up.
Alan Bennett's statement that the English excel at hypocrisy has upset the national press. But he's got literature on his side.
The danger of using current terminology and identities when discussing the past, especially marginalised and oppressed pasts, is that it results in bad history.
Lara Croft, feminism and riot grrrl.
Political fashion has never been straightforward.
Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.
It used to feel like a school canteen full of rival gangs - now it's a civilised dining room.
Girl in a Band reaps the rewards of its introspective author with a pan-American story that will engross fans and non-fans alike.
The Reading and Leeds line-up is outrageously light on women musicians - but with set-in-their-ways promoters and the exclusionary demands of touring, it's going to be hard to change.
Tales from the Stave and The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4.
With the genius of fashion increasingly subsumed by the demands of mass commerce, it's hard not to implicate the industry in Galliano and McQueen's fates.
Ryan Gilbey reviews It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell.