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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.
There is no separating the artist and the art in Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, which draws directly on his life as a refugee from Nazism for its plot.
Set in 1759, this play is messy, ambitious and genre-bending.
Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn deserves to win the general election.
Plus: The Old Vic’s Lungs.
The man behind Brass Eye and Four Lions tells Helen Lewis about the confected terrorism plots that inspired his new film.
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.