A new exhibition at the Barbican shows how the technology behind video games is turbocharging the human imagination. But is it art? (Yes.)
Solnit’s lead essay became a viral sensation because many women recognised the experience of having their expertise instantly dismissed because of the lady-shaped package it came in.
The Second Wave is often dismissed by today's feminists as offensive, outdated and obsessed with middle-class white women's problems. A new series of essays on the NS website will ask: is that fair?
. . . in fact, they are probably better at navigating a world of smartphones and social networks than we crusties aged 20 and over.
Loughborough MP voted against gay marriage, prompting the question: so is she just Minister For Straight Women?
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.
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.
A big production for a big theatre.
On universal credit, and Nimco Ali’s campaign to have FGM recognised as what it is – child abuse – rather than a quaint tradition.
This book forsakes the traditional linear structure for a series of episodes, zipping back and forth through the decades – and the revolutions.
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?
Virginia Woolf wrote that the most striking sentence she read in literature was "Chloe liked Olivia". In games, what would the equivalent be?
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.
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.
... probably doesn't exist, but here is what I like in an applicant.
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.
Adrian Dalton, Julie Bindel, Bethany Black and Gia Milinovich discuss the controversial issue.
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.
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.
Helen Lewis talks to Dr Christian Jessen about Twitter diagnoses, self-promotion and the best of the NHS.
What we know about the men (and sometimes women) who spend their days trying to provoke a reaction on the internet.
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.
Helen Lewis talks to Katie Roiphe, columnist and author, most recently of <em>In Praise of Messy Lives</em>.
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.
Helen Lewis's "First Thoughts" column.
The Labour leader presides over an admirably mixed frontbench - but things aren't so rosy in the policy-making back rooms.
Remembering Iain Banks, an intensely political writer.
A fascinating psychological portrait of a woman who seems to feel most alive when under fire.
Anita Sarkeesian's call for more female protagonists in videogames attracted the standard level of vitriol. Here is why that's an important issue.
Somehow I don’t think I’ll get many takers for my next Faeces Are A Feminist Issue rally.