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Helen Lewis is a former deputy editor of the New Statesman, who is now a staff writer on the Atlantic. Her history of feminism, Difficult Women, will be published in February 2020.
Two new plays, at the Old Vic and the National Theatre, both have incredible assets – but their set designs are on the one hand too bland, on the other too busy.
In this Idris Elba-inspired play, the dialogue is sparse, the characters are sketchy, and the celebratory ending feels unearned and trite.
In the National Theatre's new play, Kelly is 27, a virgin and desperate to know what sex is like.
From the Posh Man Problem to the war of facts against narrative, the deadly sins of covering politics.
When I first joined the staff eight years ago there were articles about how reassuringly boring it was to live in a country where voters were so apathetic. People agreed with Nick Clegg.
The US president’s brand of attention-seeking nationalist populism is taking over British politics
History will remember May as both dull and reckless.
Gender critical feminists – like A Woman’s Place – are gaining ground, after decades in the wilderness.
The all-black cast produces strong performances on their own merits, as well as investing the story with extra layers of meaning.
The radical right claims to love free speech and open debate – except when it’s them being challenged.