Archive for: June 2016

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The Midweek Quiz

Blackadder first appeared on TV today in 1983. What do you know about the series?
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Up the clones!

With its series four finale due on Friday, Hannah Dunleavy hails the return to form of Orphan Black, the most feminist drama on telly. C...
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Getting to know you… Helen Walmsley-Johnson

If you’re a regular visitor to Standard Issue, you won’t need telling that we’re lucky enough to have a cracking team of contributors who...
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#MakeRoomForWomen

Testosterone and social dominance go hand-in-hand. Yet another reason more women’s voices need to be heard, says Deborah Frances-White. And t...
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Armed with fear

Every time a mass shooting occurs in the US, it blasts holes in the pro-gun argument, says Taylor Glenn. So why does nothing ever change?
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Short notice

It’s hard being the world’s least observant observational comic, says Dotty Winters. Sorry, have we met?
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In (genuine) praise of public transport

Despite its many, many shortcomings, Margaret Cabourn-Smith would still like to take a moment to sound a celebratory horn in the name of public...
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Last Night’s Watch

Best bad office party ever. Hannah Dunleavy talks episode eight of Game of Thrones. Contains SPOILERS.
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MY Outlander

Maureen Younger talks war, not-so-bonnie princes and episode 10. Contains SPOILERS.
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Just Me and My Boy

Judith Fleming adopted a baby by herself. In her new column she tells us the why, how and what of choosing to be a single mum. This week she's ...