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Helen Lewis is associate editor of the New Statesman. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and the News Quiz, and is writing a history of feminism for Jonathan Cape.
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.
The show is a relaxing irony-free zone in a wearingly postmodern world. The nearest GoT gets to being ironic is the long sequences devoted to smelting.
If you understand why “Zionist” has become an anti-Semitic codeword, there’s no excuse for calling women “terfs”.
When does a robot become indistinguishable from a human? McEwan’s latest novel offers one answer – when it sleeps with your girlfriend.