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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.
Chiwetel Ejiofor speaks to Helen Lewis about his directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.
He burned through more than £200m of taxpayers’ cash in one news cycle.
Plus: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch by Bryony Kimmings.
Both Trump and Corbyn demonstrate zero concern in trying to separate unfair, hostile headlines from legitimate scrutiny. The only conclusion is that they do not believe legitimate scrutiny can exist.
Plus: Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar.
The character has elevated banality to an art form.
“Hungarian people think differently. We do not need numbers. We need Hungarian children.”
The five-day week feels natural, immortal, set in stone, even though it only arrived with the Industrial Revolution.
Plus: Six, the musical about Henry VIII’s wives.
Cate Blanchett's National Theatre debut shows the difference between spank-me-harder clichés and words which are truly wounding.