By Helen Lewis - 24 February 10:08
Within a few decades, we will have the technological ability to send humans to the red planet - as long as they don't want to come back home again.
By Helen Lewis - 20 February 11:46
If there's one thing I've learned about feminism, it's that we should all try to be better; but we should also acknowledge that perfection is impossible.
By Helen Lewis - 13 February 7:24
A big production for a big theatre.
By Helen Lewis - 13 February 4:55
On universal credit, and Nimco Ali’s campaign to have FGM recognised as what it is – child abuse – rather than a quaint tradition.
By Helen Lewis - 06 February 8:47
This book forsakes the traditional linear structure for a series of episodes, zipping back and forth through the decades – and the revolutions.
By Helen Lewis - 08 January 13:15
Yesterday, two people - a man and a woman - were convicted of sending threatening tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez. What do their stories tell us about the causes of internet abuse, and how to tackle it?
By Helen Lewis - 07 January 11:01
Virginia Woolf wrote that the most striking sentence she read in literature was "Chloe liked Olivia". In games, what would the equivalent be?
By Helen Lewis - 17 December 12:18
Our culture values certainty and dogmatism. We should all be more open about the times when we were wrong – and what made us reconsider. Here, seven writers confess all.
By Helen Lewis - 31 October 13:59
Comedians, uniquely, have nothing to sell but their opinions, and the way they package those opinions. They don’t say attention-grabbing things to publicise their other work: saying attention-grabbing things is their work.
By Helen Lewis - 15 October 15:25
... probably doesn't exist, but here is what I like in an applicant.
By Helen Lewis - 02 October 11:05
Damian McBride is a bastard. And, unusually for a memoirist, he’s very keen to let you know that from the start, writes Helen Lewis.
By Helen Lewis - 13 September 17:45
Adrian Dalton, Julie Bindel, Bethany Black and Gia Milinovich discuss the controversial issue.
By Helen Lewis - 11 September 14:47
You probably haven’t heard of John Lloyd – but this self-described Stoic, whose career was derailed by depression, has probably made you laugh more times than anyone else.
By Helen Lewis - 28 August 10:06
The word “vagina” is medical enough to sound grown up and blunt enough not be cutesy. It is still jarring in normal conversation but you can mention it on the Six O’Clock News. Which, when you think about it, is close to what feminism should be like.
By Helen Lewis - 22 August 10:10
Helen Lewis talks to Dr Christian Jessen about Twitter diagnoses, self-promotion and the best of the NHS.
By Helen Lewis - 29 July 20:50
What we know about the men (and sometimes women) who spend their days trying to provoke a reaction on the internet.
By Helen Lewis - 25 July 10:42
What looked at first to me like a trivial issue opened up a vital debate about the importance of women's achievements in our society.
By Helen Lewis - 25 July 8:17
Helen Lewis talks to Katie Roiphe, columnist and author, most recently of <em>In Praise of Messy Lives</em>.
By Helen Lewis - 17 July 10:44
The neuroscientist's first novel has clunking cliches, terrible characters and dialogue about the "dissociation of reproduction from copulation". Finishing it has become a nerd challenge, writes Helen Lewis.
By Helen Lewis - 04 July 8:47
Helen Lewis's "First Thoughts" column.
By Helen Lewis - 28 June 15:22
The Labour leader presides over an admirably mixed frontbench - but things aren't so rosy in the policy-making back rooms.
By Helen Lewis - 20 June 11:17
Remembering Iain Banks, an intensely political writer.
By Helen Lewis - 19 June 11:05
A fascinating psychological portrait of a woman who seems to feel most alive when under fire.
By Helen Lewis - 11 June 11:37
Anita Sarkeesian's call for more female protagonists in videogames attracted the standard level of vitriol. Here is why that's an important issue.
By Helen Lewis - 05 June 10:54
Somehow I don’t think I’ll get many takers for my next Faeces Are A Feminist Issue rally.
By Helen Lewis - 05 June 9:58
When Lindy West says that bad rape jokes are the last refuge of the lazy, unfunny comedian, threatening to rape her is not the most convincing way to demolish her argument.
By Helen Lewis - 10 May 12:32
The Invisible Men Project aims to reveal what men who visit sex workers think about the women involved.
By Helen Lewis - 24 April 12:58
Meet the unconventional art historians trying to discover what it means for an image to be marked on the body.
By Helen Lewis - 12 April 9:50
I have five thoughts on the row about the BBC playing an anti-Thatcher song.