Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
Politicians don't deserve slavish adoration, and they don't deserve an "easy ride" from the press. But they also deserve an acknowledgement that they are avatars of ourselves, chosen by us to work for us.
Both Leave and Remain have suspended their campaigns, and the BBC has cancelled Question Time tonight.
For a second time, this prize - a collaboration between the New Statesman and Sheffield University - will recognise the most exciting scholarship in the field of political economy.
Kat Banyard's new book make a strident case against the sale of sex.
Mary saw her colleagues at the charity shop every day, but she didn't tell them she was sleeping on the 31 bus.
Among internet-literate teenagers, gender has become the primary way to challenge the mores of older generations.
Unfairly vilified - like many female rulers - Catherine de Medici kept France together during a turbulent time. Her life also shows that being a princess is rubbish.
Now I'm running regularly, I find myself wondering what we could do to make exercise an appealing habit from childhood – and, more importantly, give people the space to do it.
As the prospect of Brexit looms, the Eurovision song contest can tell us a lot about our place in Europe.
The Scottish Labour leader goes into the Holyrood elections pledging a penny on income tax, and to restore the 50p tax rate. Conventional wisdom says that's electoral suicide.