Sophie McBain is a freelance writer based in Cairo. She was previously an assistant editor at the New Statesman.
This is “my story and the story of Liberty”, Chakrabarti writes, but she offers no more than the odd glimpse into her life.
“You sit teenage boys in a room with two sassy New Yorkers and you talk about hardcore pornography, sexting and age of consent and what you can get away with – and they pay attention.”
What should doctors do when the drugs won’t work? Often it’s easier to push one more treatment than to acknowledge that “people have priorities other than living longer”.
The Canadian author and social activist on parenthood, people power and why climate change could be the ultimate opportunity for the left.
Being able to resist a treat at the age of five is a strong predictor of success: you are more likely to perform well at school and report high self-worth and less likely to become obese, develop addictions or get divorced, found Walter Mischel.
As high representative of the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) to the UK, Abdul Rahman has been lobbying for greater intervention against Islamic State/Isis militants in Iraq for months.
The American political scientist and author once predicted that liberal democracy had won the battle of ideas. Now he says political Islam is not a serious threat to the west and we should not intervene in Iraq.
A growing community of scientists, philosophers and tech billionaires believe we need to start thinking seriously about the threat of human extinction.
Could it be that, in a digital age, people are left missing physical touch? Sophie McBain goes under-cuddle to find out.
The Islamic State video appears to show the killing of a third Western hostage, aid worker David Haines, and ends with the warning that another British person will be next.