Mar 28, 2017
A Canadian school’s new women studies course is offering lessons in ‘polite conversation’ and dinner parties. Boys like dinner parties too, says Vix Leyton, and, besides, polite chit-chat sucks.
Mar 20, 2017
British airline Monarch is offering upgrades to its “nicest” customers. How does that make Vix Leyton feel? Let's call it not-nice.
Mar 10, 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired 20 years ago. Vix Leyton remembers growing up with a kick-ass TV peer.
Feb 03, 2017
Twenty years after its release, Vix Leyton asks if Texas's bestselling album has stood the test of time.
Jan 11, 2017
New year, new you? The selling of hope is big business – and none bigger than the business of getting smaller, says Vix Leyton.
Dec 14, 2016
In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some celluloid classics. Vix Leyton looks at Tim Burton’s little bit scary, little bit naughty, whole load of magic Halloween and Christmas mash-up.
Sep 23, 2016
Money makes the world go round. Well, according to Cabaret. And, um, capitalism. Vix Leyton picks her favourite money spinners of the record variety.
Sep 21, 2016
After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Kitchen improvising turned into a firm favourite in Vix Leyton’s house.
Sep 13, 2016
Vix Leyton has always hated the tops of her arms, so she did something to take control and change that. Now she’s getting them out all over the shop.
Aug 12, 2016
With online shopping options getting even broader, will we soon be waving goodbye to the high street? Nah, says Vix Leyton.