Mickey Noonan

Mickey Noonan

Aged five, Mickey Noonan shoved an apple pip up her nose to see what happened. Older, wiser but sadly without a nose-tree, Standard Issue's editor remains curious about the world. Likes running, jumping and static trapeze.


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Equality: WE will fix it

Set up by comedian Sandi Toksvig and journalist Catherine Mayer, the Women’s Equality Party is pushing mainstream political parties to start acting on gender equality. Mickey Noonan caught up with its leader, Sophie Walker.
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Why I ❤️ Different Class

It's 20 years since Sheffield indie-poppers Pulp released Different Class. That makes it 20 years that it’s been on constant rotation in Mickey Noonan’s house.
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Review: Suffragette

Sarah Gavron’s film drives home the awesome courage of the women who fought for us all and sadly retains relevance more than 100 years on. Standard Issue's editor Mickey Noonan went to see it.
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Rated or dated: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It’s 40 years since the Pythons’ take on the Arthurian legend was released. Mickey Noonan revisits the cult classic, but will it get a “Yay!” or a “Ni!”?
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Rated or Dated: Blackadder the Third

The revival of chatter about a new Blackadder series has sent Standard Issue back to the first four. OK, three of them because, well, you know. Today, Mickey Noonan looks at what the butler saw in Blackadder the Third.
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Why I ❤️ Jaws

Jaws is 40 years old. Just 600 words on why it still demands rewatch after rewatch? Mickey Noonan’s gonna need a bigger boat.
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A womb without a point of view

When it comes to women and babies, don't assume you know what they want. In fact, don't assume anything. Mickey Noonan explains why.
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Where the hell is Janet?

When in March Sandi Toksvig and Catherine Mayer announced they were founding the Women’s Equality Party, we couldn’t have cheered louder. Mickey Noonan went to the party’s very first fundraiser and witnessed a non-partisan political force to be reckoned with.
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Review: The Funfair at HOME

The paint’s still drying at Manchester’s shiny new arts venue HOME. Mickey Noonan headed over to see opening show, The Funfair.
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Exhibition review: History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain

The Hayward Gallery’s vast exploration of Britain’s cultural, social and political history since 1945 certainly doesn’t lack ambition, but you’ll need a good few hours and a lot of patience, finds Mickey Noonan.