Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and the News Quiz, and BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
Without tackling the underlying issues, a gender quota will largely see the slots filled with white, privately educated Oxbridge women.
It's easy to mock the idea of “legitimate concerns” – but it's better to explain why they are wrong.
Alex Garland’s hallucinogenic film is smart, beautiful and has great female characters without making it A Thing. Shouldn't this be the future of sci-fi?
Facebook has packed up the media’s clothes, guitar and complete set of Bob Dylan albums and left it in the porch in the pouring rain.
For all that social media can be a cesspit, it has also enabled women’s anger to creep past our cultural gatekeepers.
If you intend to see Girls & Boys, don’t read this review.
Plus, Wakanda has a border control system to make Theresa May swoon.
They lie because they are frightened: of the press, of their own party members, of killing their own ambitions, of a rising tide of thoughtless populism.
The production will inevitably be compared to Hytner’s 2003 Iraq War-inflected Henry V; but Trump allusions here are more restrained.
Any sense of danger under the frills and frocks has been lost in this production.