Former National Front member Matthew Collins
The Books Interview: Matthew Collins
By Daniel Trilling - 11 July 17:30

The author of "Hate: My Life in the British Far Right" explains what drives people towards extremist groups like the BNP and the National Front.

Chris Brown onstage during the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles
Chris Brown’s smashing post-assault comeback
By Heather McRobie - 11 July 10:45

The media who are glossing over his past abuse send the message that assaulting women is little more than an inconvenience to your career.

David Mitchell
Why can't British people talk to celebrities?
By Alan White - 09 July 17:13

Experiencing extreme social awkwardness on meeting a minor celebrity seems to be a peculiarly British talent.

Rio Ferdinand's tweet flirts with Contempt of Court laws
By New Statesman - 09 July 13:29

Footballer tweets about "Liar Liar" as the court case between his brother Anton and John Terry begins.

A police officer causes a cyclist to fall from his bike.
Why are the BBC acting as stenographers for the police?
By Alex Hern - 09 July 10:38

They shouldn't type up official statements.

Pinkwashing is no cause for Pride
By Aidan Rowe - 07 July 10:57

Pride has become just another chance for corporations to parade their "values"

This is what online harassment looks like
By Helen Lewis - 06 July 9:30

Obscene images, hate sites and a game where people are invited to beat you up have been inflicted on Anita Sarkeesian.

A teenage prostitute waits for customers
The streetwalkers of Whitechapel have been badly let down
By Alan White - 05 July 13:30

More than a hundred years after Jack the Ripper, we're still fighting the same battles on prostitution.

The Shard is London's newest and tallest skyscraper.
How Qatar bought London
By George Eaton - 04 July 14:37

The Shard, Harrods, Barclays, the Olympics Village - Qatar owns them all.

I will not be sniffy about this non-Oxbridge university
By Nicholas Lezard - 04 July 13:57

To ———, a non-Oxbridge university in England, with the Daughter, for its open day. To think this was the girl whose first spoken word was “fuck”. (She would pick up a book, drop it on the floor and then say the word. Where on earth did she learn such behaviour?). She has come so far.

Fathers4Justice ad banned
By Joe Derry-Malone - 04 July 11:58

ASA remove campaign group's "Mother's Day" advert.

Job seekers queue outside a Jobcentre Plus branch in London Bridge
Welfare reform suicides must not be overlooked
By Caroline Crampton - 04 July 9:52

A website seeking to collate stories of suicides linked to the coalition's welfare reforms is a valuable resource.

A hypnotist at work with a fob watch
Ten tips for successful brain-hacking
By Michael Brooks - 03 July 16:45

Why are actors so much more susceptible to hypnosis?

An American soldier taking a communist prisoner in Korea
The truth about mind control
By Richard Wiseman - 03 July 9:28

All you have to do to get someone to believe something is make them behave as if they do.

Boris Johnson at the Gay Pride march in London in 2008
Why Boris Johnson should step in to save London’s WorldPride parade
By Nichi Hodgson - 03 July 8:52

The Mayor could make an important gesture to the LGBT community in London by helping with last-minute funding problems.

Happy jubilee, Keith!
By Kevin Maguire - 27 June 17:57

Commons confidential

Back in the marital home, I sleep in lonely vigil on the sofa
By Nicholas Lezard - 27 June 17:52

Coming up to the fifth anniversary of the eviction from the family home and I am beginning to wonder whether it is even a good idea to remember the anniversary, let alone mark it.

First the worst, second the best
By Martha Gill - 27 June 17:32

The role of luck in success

Damage on Clapham High Street following the riots in summer 2011. The riots were
Cameron risks the wrath of the young
By Laurie Penny - 27 June 17:05

The prime minister's crackdown on entitlement culture is misplaced and dangerous.

Rain clouds about rooftops in Bath
Cameron's housing benefit proposals are part of an ongoing redefinition of adulthood
By Nelson Jones - 25 June 12:55

PM continuing is a trend of assuming people in their twenties are still basically teenagers.

A block of flats in Bath
Housing benefit can be the route to social mobility
By Nichi Hodgson - 25 June 12:00

Without housing benefit mine and my family's life chances would have been obliterated.

A 'Henry' vacuum cleaner
Feminism didn't lie to women about "having it all"
By Rhiannon and Holly - 25 June 10:26

As Germaine Greer said: "I wanted to liberate women from the vacuum cleaner, not put them on the board of Hoover".

Alan Duncan addressing Conservative Party Conference
Alan Duncan's "grammar fascism" is good news for us all
By Caroline Crampton - 23 June 10:27

Minister of state is "leveraging" ban on "going forward".

Even the Pimm’s comes in at £6 a pop
Are you going to Marylebone Fayre?
By Nicholas Lezard - 20 June 17:51

The swanky parts of London are just getting swankier.

Online trolls, Julian Assange on the run and Jimmy Carr’s tax dodge
By Helen Lewis - 20 June 17:48

“You’re a Bolshevik feminist Jewess.” That was one of the more printable insults aimed at a blogger named Anita Sarkeesian, who wanted to make a series of videos about the portrayal of women in computer games. And it wasn’t just offensive comments.

Reasons to be careful
By Michael Brooks - 20 June 17:13

Asteroids strikes, radiation and Rio+20.

Hackney weed
By Alice Gribbin - 20 June 14:36

Rachel Whiteread's golden foliage at the Whitechapel Gallery.

The new silent spring
By Conor Mark Jameson - 20 June 10:22

What is causing the strange disappearance of our songbirds?

Leader: Gay marriage and the clash of fundamental values
By New Statesman - 13 June 16:59

The value of marriage would be increased, not diminished, through its extension to same-sex couples.

The victim of a drone strike in Gaza
Drone attacks go against every human rights principle in the book
By Geoffrey Robertson - 13 June 14:52

There is a sense that international law has failed.