Unamazing Grace
By Helen Lewis - 06 December 7:25

Grace Coddington's memoir is neither brutally honest nor amusingly bonkers. Thank God for the cat psychic.

William Beveridge
Leader: Beveridge 70 years on - the welfare challenge
By New Statesman - 28 November 16:13

The welfare state was much more than an artefact of one man’s genius.

One of the apparently controversial images from the Swedish toy catalogue.
Girls with toy guns and boys with doll's houses - what on earth is the problem?
By Glosswitch - 28 November 9:05

A crumb of comfort from Sweden on the aggressive gender stereotyping of toys as a manufacturer reverses gender roles in its catalogue.

Seriously, why does everything have to sparkle at this time of year?
Resistance is futile: the sparkles of Christmas fashion are coming to get you
By Rhiannon and Holly - 26 November 8:50

The only way to fight back against the yuletide bling epidemic is to include the male half of the population in it too.

A party like this one, obviously
Dear diary, please tell me why no one’s had a party since 2008
By Nicholas Lezard - 22 November 8:48

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.

Club night themes often perpetuate the objectification and exploitation of women
Calling time on club nights that sexualise women
By Lauren Woods - 18 November 11:13

Why are women still expected to look a certain way?

A competitor in the World Beard and Moustache Championships
Moustache-growing is a lonely business, fraught with peril
By Nicholas Lezard - 15 November 9:34

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" piece.

The state is still failing schizophrenia sufferers
By Francis Davis - 14 November 14:04

Rethink's Schizophrenia Commission shows how a technocratic system is letting patients down.

How did the John Lewis snowman pay for his gifts, eh?
Why is every Christmas TV advert like a nail gun to the tearducts?
By Steven Baxter - 12 November 9:46

We're looking at you, Coca Cola, John Lewis, Asda, Morrisons and Very.

Chantelle Houghton
In public break-ups, why is the woman always painted as the howling victim?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 05 November 14:46

Chantelle Houghton has provided the latest demonstration that the social media overshare is now the ultimate relationship no-no.

An engrossing read leaves me with egg on my face and fears about senility
By Nicholas Lezard - 01 November 6:06

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.

A glass of Bordeaux being poured
I hear the chimes of noon in Soho and prepare to drown myself in drink and dim sum
By Nicholas Lezard - 25 October 13:15

Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.

The Southall Black Sisters demonstrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice.
"Intersectionality", let me Google that for you
By Ray Filar - 23 October 11:17

You don’t need an MA in Gender Studies to engage with feminist ideas, just an open mind and a willingness to learn.

In defence of Caitlin Moran and populist feminism
By Rhiannon and Holly - 22 October 9:41

Some educated women seem to want to keep feminism for themselves and cloak it in esoteric theory.

New Statesman
A little bird told me
By Ai Weiwei - 18 October 8:18

This autumn, Ai Weiwei asked his 170,000 Twitter followers what the future of China would be. Their answers create a fascinating portrait of the country.

Stay at home mums are women too
My new campaign: Feminists For Yummy Mummies
By Glosswitch - 17 October 10:11

If feminists are truly interested in representing all women, we can't just laugh at the idea of the "yummy mummy".

A sonogram
The age of the social sonogram - where does the oversharing end?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 15 October 10:48

The only way to cure the "too much information" epidemic is... too much information.

Sweets
The world's top ten best (worst) fad diets
By Rhiannon and Holly - 01 October 8:56

Cabbage soup, tapeworms and imaginary food - all healthy and effective ways to lose weight, if you believe the women's magazines.

Students sitting exams.
Want to judge people on merit? Then ignore their exam results
By Ed Smith - 27 September 12:13

Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.

New Statesman
A summer without basking or cricket has left me cheated
By Nicholas Lezard - 27 September 12:10

That’s the summer over, then.

Models on the catwalk at London Fashion Week 2012
Thinspiration and exploitation: why fashion is deeply uncool
By Rhiannon and Holly - 17 September 8:31

Is fashion a feminist issue? Of course it bloody is.

Early contact lenses
My contact lens has gone to the Zonules of Zinn – I blame our throwaway culture
By Nicholas Lezard - 12 September 16:22

Accidentally exploring the recesses of your eyeball.

Pills
Age shall not wither me, nor shaving foam stale my vague variety
By Nicholas Lezard - 05 September 10:57

Could one small pill would help me become a better-functioning adult?

Highgate Cemetery is like a radical fantasy cocktail party
By Sally Gimson - 29 August 16:14

Sally Gimson’s diary on life as wife to a Tory, the joys of Travelodge and turf wars in her ward.

Writing a book is admittedly a lot easier than when you had to use one of these
Hygiene has always been a challenge in the Hovel, but now we’re in hell
By Nicholas Lezard - 08 August 12:11

I’m a piles-and-piles-of-books-and-papers-around-the-place kind of person.

The BBC's new HQ in Salford
Tale of a city: Northern lights
By Stuart Maconie - 26 July 9:52

Stuart Marconie is tired of all the fuss devoted to a southern town.

Portrait by Leonie Hampton for the New Statesman
David Bailey: “I like George Osborne. He makes sense to me”
By Rebecca McClelland - 26 July 9:04

The photographer on politics, the East End and his time as a debt collector.

Russell Brand and David Walliams
True bromance: David Walliams interviews Russell Brand
By David Walliams - 11 July 12:30

Russell Brand doesn’t read the papers, now that he’s in them – but that doesn’t stop him having opinions on everything from the meaning of Britishness to the “spirituality” of socialism. David Walliams tries to keep up.

A woman looks at a selection of pornographic magazines
Is there any point in making porn for women?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 09 July 8:33

Perhaps if the choice weren't so limited, women would be a bit more interested.

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