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What’s so bad about polarisation?

Politics

What’s so bad about polarisation?

by Alice Thwaite

Political division is not something we should necessarily fear.
The Shape of Evil: Confronting darkness through the ‘Halloween’ series

Movies

The Shape of Evil: Confronting darkness through the ‘Halloween’ series

by Vern

The terrors that Michael Myers represents are forever – but so too are the forces that oppose him
‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ shows Melissa McCarthy like you’ve never seen her before

Movies

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ shows Melissa McCarthy like you’ve never seen her before

by Lucy Scholes

Marielle Heller's movie is a game-changer for the typically comedic actor.
Our problem with porn is not straightforward

Social

Our problem with porn is not straightforward

by Nichi Hodgson

Calls for the Government to ‘address the harms of pornography’ as it has done smoking won’t solve anything.
How RuPaul took drag mainstream

LGBTQ+

How RuPaul took drag mainstream

by Ryan Cahill

As Mother Ru releases his latest book ‘GuRu’, our writer charts the history of his success and what it means for the drag community.
Rami Malek’s Freddie is no little silhouetto of the man

Movies

Rami Malek’s Freddie is no little silhouetto of the man

by Harriet Marsden

In spite of his relative inexperience as an actor, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ belongs to Malek.
Thank you, Sir Jeremy Heywood

Politics

Thank you, Sir Jeremy Heywood

by Matthew d'Ancona

As the civil service's most senior officer steps down, we express gratitude to the officials who stand every day between us and unpredictable bedlam.
Channel 4 and drill MC reveal the hypocrisy of Westminster’s ban on the genre

Music

Channel 4 and drill MC reveal the hypocrisy of Westminster’s ban on the genre

by Matthew d'Ancona

Symeon Brown's report for the news channel is excellent and imaginative journalism, the kind we salute.
Non-disclosure agreements – a licence to harass with impunity?

Social

Non-disclosure agreements – a licence to harass with impunity?

by Sam Smethers

NDAs are preventing ‘The Telegraph’ from reporting on a #MeToo scandal involving a leading British businessman and this is how they're doing it.
Why won’t theatre tackle right-wing politics?

Counterculture

Why won’t theatre tackle right-wing politics?

by Alexander Larman

Society’s unwillingness to depict the Conservative government on stage could be a missed opportunity.
The ‘Daily Mail’ is transforming its tone on Brexit

Politics

The ‘Daily Mail’ is transforming its tone on Brexit

by Matthew d'Ancona

Geordie Greig has taken over editorship of the newspaper and he's subtly changing its perspective.
The endurance of ‘Baby, One More Time’ gives us all hope

Music

The endurance of ‘Baby, One More Time’ gives us all hope

by Olive Pometsey

On the 20th anniversary of Britney Spears’s debut single, our writer explains why the popstar is an icon of resilience.
Someone must save ‘Luke Cage’

Television

Someone must save ‘Luke Cage’

by Matthew d'Ancona

Netflix have cancelled the excellent Marvel TV show – who will ride to its rescue?
Why do you think that?

Politics

Why do you think that?

by Dolly Theis

It's not what we believe, but what lies at the heart of those judgements and convictions that unite, separate and define us.
Driving through London with a four-foot clitoris

Social

Driving through London with a four-foot clitoris

by Stephanie Theobald

Or: what happened when the author of a book about sex-positive feminism took her message out on the road.
Remaining in the EU: Now we have a chance

Politics

Remaining in the EU: Now we have a chance

by Timothy Garton Ash

The march for a People’s Vote may yet prove a turning point – the beginning of the end of Brexit.
Why we marched

Politics

Why we marched

by Matthew d'Ancona

The march for a People’s Vote was a vigorously patriotic assertion of British common sense.
Twenty years on, the Dude still abides

Movies

Twenty years on, the Dude still abides

by Harriet Marsden

The Coen brothers’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ was a film for its time – but also for ours.