Various Artists

Various Artists

Some of Standard Issue's brilliant women's carefully crafted words for your reading pleasure.


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7 Wonders: The final playlist

It's the last playlist from us, so Standard Issue staff are picking a song to say goodbye with.
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All around the houses

Cardboard Citizens is lifting the lid on Home Truths, a season of plays exploring the history of UK housing. Two of the playwrights, Sonali Bhattacharyya and Lin Coghlan, tell us why they’re getting to the stories – and the issues – behind bricks and mortar.
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If I die, think only this of me

All good things come to an end, so for Plan Your Epitaph Day (yeah it’s a thing) we put some thought into how we’d like to be remembered.
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Some shit tips

April is IBS Awareness Month, which is presumably aimed at non-sufferers because it’s pretty much a year-round thing for those who have it. If that’s you, then you might find these tips useful.
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The dogs of awww

It's National Puppy Day, so we asked our contributors to share a pic of their pup. Because how else do you celebrate it?
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7 Wonders: Sláinte!

It’s St Patrick’s Day, so our writers have chosen favourite songs from Irish artists. Oh, and this: dear Ireland, repeal the 8th, would you? Thanks.
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Weird sisters

There’s no doubt that in the 16th and 17th century witches got, to put it mildly, a bad press. On the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials, our writers celebrate some excellent magic madams.
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Our dream tea dates

It's Women's History Month, so we're wondering who our contributors would like to take out for a nice cup of tea or pint while quizzing them about their life.
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And the Oscar for best mistake goes to…

It's still a little uncertain who is responsible for the calamitous balls-up at this year's Academy Awards which saw Moonlight's Best Film prize go to La La Land. But, we've all made a massive boo-boo at work, right?
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QOTM: What never fails to cheer you up?

Maybe it’s your baby’s toothless grin. Maybe it’s the feel of crunchy snow under your feet. Or maybe it’s an unopened bag of Minstrels. What’s your ultimate pick-me-up?