Nov 19, 2015
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.
Oct 29, 2015
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.
Oct 16, 2015
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.
Oct 14, 2015
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!”?
Aug 31, 2015
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.
Jun 12, 2015
Jaws is 40 years old. Just 600 words on why it still demands rewatch after rewatch? Mickey Noonan’s gonna need a bigger boat.
Jul 06, 2015
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.
Jun 12, 2015
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.
May 28, 2015
The paint’s still drying at Manchester’s shiny new arts venue HOME. Mickey Noonan headed over to see opening show, The Funfair.
Feb 18, 2015
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.