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.
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.
If you disappear from the scene, people will start to miss you.
Getting men to admit vulnerability is difficult, so if part of the answer is to have trained killers talking about mental health problems on TV, then so be it.
The MP, who is 37 weeks pregnant, should not have to go through the voting lobby in a wheelchair.
I voted Remain, and would again. Dozens of people I know, respect and love support a second vote, and yet I just can’t make the leap.