By Laurie Penny - 29 April 12:17
On the day of the wedding, this country is undergoing a profound identity crisis.
By Laurie Penny - 27 April 17:16
Royal wedding cheerleaders want to drag us back to the days of deference.
By Laurie Penny - 22 April 17:44
What happened when police, squatters and anti-Tesco protesters clashed in Bristol.
By Laurie Penny - 21 April 13:04
Petty revenge politics does nothing but reduce us to the level of Westminster.
By Laurie Penny - 18 April 14:53
Governments have long been reluctant to draw attention to the links between mental health and socio-economic factors.
By Laurie Penny - 15 April 11:41
This reading list may not make you happy, but it might just make you brave.
By Laurie Penny - 10 April 12:19
British universities now see themselves as companies, and students are the losers.
By Laurie Penny - 07 April 16:56
The entire premise of social mobility rests on the blithe acceptance of social inequality.
By Laurie Penny - 03 April 10:51
Nadine Dorries and Frank Field's proposal for pre-abortion counselling is scientifically unsound and morally untenable.
By Laurie Penny - 27 March 17:22
Neither mindless nor violent, young protesters were forced into a stand-off with police.
By Laurie Penny - 26 March 9:36
Like thousands of others, I'll be demonstrating in London because we need to fight for our principles.
By Laurie Penny - 25 March 11:37
It's hard to see someone's humanity through a riot visor.
By Laurie Penny - 20 March 13:05
What I learned at the porn industry's annual awards ceremony.
By Laurie Penny - 15 March 10:38
The UK home of Colonel Gaddafi’s son is in the hands of Libyan exiles. This is what it’s like from w
By Laurie Penny - 13 March 13:01
The actor has brutalised the women in his life for years, but the global press is more scandalised by his drug habit.
By Laurie Penny - 12 March 13:12
Bigotry has a moral framework in 2011.
By Laurie Penny - 08 March 18:22
Speak it aloud, let it ooze over your tongue: how bitter does it taste?
By Laurie Penny - 04 March 14:01
The problem with racism and sexism in fashion goes far beyond one slurring fantasist.
By Laurie Penny - 03 March 12:37
Celebrity elitism is merging with the elitism of previous centuries.
By Laurie Penny - 02 March 15:40
The difference between Tahrir Square and Parliament Square is one of scale, but not of substance.
By Laurie Penny - 26 February 14:20
The UK and US Uncut movements are a genuinely popular, if gentle, insurrection. So why are their members being branded "extremists"?
By Laurie Penny - 20 February 19:36
The occupation of private property is brave and necessary.
By Laurie Penny - 18 February 12:03
We have an uprising that's far bigger and more social than Cameron could have imagined.
By Laurie Penny - 15 February 11:40
There is a lot more to the recent uprisings than just the knock-on effects of social media.
By Laurie Penny - 13 February 10:35
The columnist is wrong to describe Louis Theroux’s documentary and The Promise as nothing more than “Jew-baiting”.
By Laurie Penny - 08 February 10:38
This latest trend shows that female sexual shame remains big business.
By Laurie Penny - 06 February 10:31
The real ideological war going on in this country right now is not between terror and its antithesis, but between action and apathy.
By Laurie Penny - 02 February 10:38
Men have so many words that they can use to hint at their own sexual power, but we have just the one. Let’s use it and love it.
By Laurie Penny - 26 January 16:04
Life on the front line of student activism.
By Laurie Penny - 24 January 10:38
Disabled people and their allies are fighting back against cuts – shame on the rest of us if we do not fight with them.