The Second Sexism: don't judge a book by its press
By Ally Fogg - 23 May 9:15

David Benatar's book has valid comments to make about the position of men.

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No, I will not "grow a pair"
By Steve Baxter - 22 May 8:17

Men need to admit their vulnerability.

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Better porn with de Botton
By Nichi Hodgson - 21 May 10:19

There is scope to re-think the porn industry.

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The men's rights zeitgeist
By Rhiannon and Holly - 21 May 10:11

Don't buy into this pretend battle of the sexes.

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John Sentamu and the acceptable face of bigotry
By Mic Wright - 18 May 10:46

To deny that gay people do not have equal rights is to be on the side of evil, no matter how twinkly

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Disability and the return of blame culture
By Frances Ryan - 17 May 15:21

From newspaper columnists, to politicians, to nightclub owners, myths and distortions are spreading.

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Editor’s Note
By Jason Cowley - 16 May 18:30

21st-century educational apartheid, the new few and our weird weather.

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Wine not alcopops, anti-Tory views: my children are turning out well
By Nicholas Lezard - 16 May 17:51

Brrng! Brrng! Another call from BBC Radio Wales. As is their occasional custom, they wish me to help the good people of the Valleys who have a phone and time on their hands at lunchtime make their minds up about the burning issues of the day.

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The age of the Evil Genius
By Charles Leadbeater - 16 May 14:03

Explaining the success of Simon Cowell, Jose Mourinho and the rest.

A child sex abuse case has put Rochdale in the media spotlight. (Getty Images.)
Was race a factor in Rochdale?
By New Statesman - 16 May 13:46

Simon Danczuk, the town's MP, and Myriam Francois-Cerrah discuss the relevance of race and religion

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The NS Interview: Rem Koolhaas, architect
By Samira Shackle - 16 May 11:13

“I consider myself a socialist. I’m aware of the ambiguities”

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God, the Queen and Tony Blair
By Nelson Jones - 15 May 12:37

The British are uncomfortable with a politician who "does God", but don't mind when the monarch does

Donations of food are stacked on shelves at a foodbank centre in Salisubury.
The rise and rise of the food bank
By Rowenna Davis - 12 May 10:34

They call it a "bank" for a reason.

BNP members protest outside Liverpool Crown Court.
Anglo-Saxon attitudes
By Nelson Jones - 11 May 16:09

Sexual double standards are not the preserve of conservatively-minded ethnic minorities.

Make way for girls at the top
By Uta Frith - 11 May 14:57

I couldn’t help smiling at the tweet from the spoof @Henry_Wellcome, founder of the Wellcome Trust, which arrived soon after the list of new fellows of the Royal Society (FRSs) was made public at the end of April. “Can’t believe women are allowed to join the Royal Society now.

Halal hysteria
Halal hysteria
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 May 10:59

The British “debate” about meat, animal cruelty and ritual slaughter has become a proxy for deeper fears.

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The NS interview: Russell Kane, comedian
By Samira Shackle - 09 May 10:53

On the "smashing" of grammar schools.

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The story of our stomachs
By Sophie Elmhirst - 09 May 10:45

In 1947, kippers and condensed milk were among Brits’ top food buys. Today, we stock up on flavoured

Members of the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party
Golden Dawn fascists are not just Greece's problem
By Daniel Trilling - 09 May 9:54

Europe will turn to angry nationalisms unless an alternative to austerity is found.

Gay marriage
Marriage Guidance
By Nelson Jones - 08 May 10:46

The debate on same sex marriage has so far been dominated by its opponents.

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The Books Interview: Susan Cain
By Sophie Elmhirst - 03 May 13:12

The author of "Quiet" on introversion.

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The Diary — John McCarthy
By John McCarthy - 02 May 15:24

The former Beirut hostage on the pleasures of fishing, memories of revolution in Paris . . . and say

Justin Fashanu.
Justin Fashanu and the politics of memory
By Juliet Jacques - 02 May 11:38

The narrative that homophobia in football was primarily responsible for his death forms a dauntingly

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How conservatives hijacked the gay movement
By Ray Filar - 30 April 11:16

The focus on gay marriage shows how the movement has lost its teeth.

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Diplomacy isn’t my strong suit: just ask the Germans
By Nicholas Lezard - 26 April 16:41

To the German embassy. Not a sentence I get to write often. Nor one, I suspect, I will get to write again. There’s some sort of literary event there tenuously attached to the London Book Fair.

You agree with this column
By Martha Gill - 26 April 15:17

Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.

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Women-haters in pastel roll-necks
By Will Self - 26 April 14:51

The transvaginal probe is a long, dildo-shaped instrument used to detect foetal heartbeats – or, at least, that’s what an unholy alliance in the US of state legislators, anti-abortion campaigners and their medical henchmen see as its purpose.

A bacon sandwich.
Barry Sheerman's "small English rant"
By Daniel Trilling - 26 April 14:42

Why does a Labour MP think it is in the interests of his constituents to attack eastern Europeans?

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The new wars of the shires
By William Cash - 25 April 16:33

The battle over the government’s planning reforms, which ended with a victory for campaigners led by the National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, was a very English revolution.

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How the far right is becoming mainstream
By Catherine Fieschi - 25 April 16:22

It’s been quite a month for the populist right in Europe: Marine Le Pen, the Front National (FN) candidate in the French presidential elections, took 17.9 per cent of the vote in the first round; Geert Wilders of the Party for Freedom (PVV) brought down the Dutch government, forcing new election

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