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Sophie McBain is a special correspondent at the New Statesman. She was previously an assistant editor.
In a collection of eight essays, the writer Melissa Febos uses her own adolescence as a departure point for exploring the fraught process of becoming a woman.
We are now facing a demographic winter that will transform the way we live.
How three plant-derived drugs – caffeine, opium and mescaline – shape society
Many parents wonder how hard it is to write a children's book. But this collection of platitudes about paternal love is barely readable.
The documentary film raises uncomfortable questions about overpopulation and the environment, but the supposedly easy answers it offers are anything but.
Henry Mance uncovers the inconvenient truths about our treatment of animals.
This documentary, following the former Arsenal footballer as he confronts the abuse he experienced as a child, is one of the most affecting I have seen.
How I miss the sunny lockdown mornings of late spring last year, when I frogmarched my two children to the park to watch the goslings in the pond.
The Canadian New Yorker writer discusses the political power of our voices.
By blending memoir, art criticism and biography, Laing explores how the body you are born into shapes your life, your freedom and your opportunities.