Various Artists

Various Artists

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


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“Carrie Fisher: ballsy, funny, the antithesis of kooky – the woman I want to be.”

Actor, writer, raconteur and all-round fierce woman: our writers pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died aged 60 on 27 December and is buried today.
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QOTM: What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this year?

Annus horribilis doesn’t even begin to cover it but we figured the best defence against this year’s shitslaught was to celebrate the (even tiny) good things about it. In your face, 2016, we’re making like Beyoncé.
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God save the Queen?

The republican movement in Britain has proposed that when the current Queen shuffles off this mortal coil, a referendum should be held as to whether to veto the monarchy. Justine Brooks is on board, but Jen Offord remains loyal.
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QOTM: What’s your worst habit?

We asked our regular contributors to ‘fess up to their worst habits. But in the end we decided to celebrate them instead. Form an orderly line, fellas…
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7 Wonders: Musical Youths

Some people take time to blossom, others show their mad skills early. We take a look at some cracking tracks written before their creator was 21.
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Guinness World Record Day: What would your record be?

As world record-chasers the world over prepare to do their best to be the best on 20 November, we asked our ace team of contributors what they reckon they already hold the record for.
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The ice box cometh

Today is, brace yourself, ‘clean out your refrigerator day’. We’d never push housework upon anyone, but it seemed an excellent opportunity to peek into our writers’ fridges.
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Claggy claggy, joy joy!

Some foods get a celebratory day, others get a week. The crunchy/smooth/we don’t know your life delight that sticks to the ribs and the roof of your mouth gets a whole month. Yes, November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Our writers share their PB PBs.
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7 Wonders: Fifth of November sparklers

Want a playlist for your bonfire night party? Have at it. You're welcome.
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Sarns delicious

Sick of your old cheese and cucumber? Need a new way to pep up your workday? On National Sandwich Day, allow us to rock your bread with some tasty ideas.