Voices

How the West Was Spun

As a new production of musical Calamity Jane tours the country, Hannah Dunleavy tells how after she discovered the harsh truth of the life of her childhood hero, she admired her even more.

Why Does She Stay?

When it comes to domestic abuse, says Kayleigh Llewellyn, we’re asking the wrong questions.

Bryony Kimmings is positively furious

Sick of things getting stuck in her craw, Bryony Kimmings has decided to take positive action about stuff that makes her blood boil. Here she questions the ‘brave silence’ around cancer.

War on War on Cancer

Jenni Murray doesn’t have breast cancer anymore, but she would never say she had “beaten” it. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, the journalist and broadcaster is calling for us to take the boxing gloves off when it comes to cancer talk.

All the King’s Men

Sadie Hasler visits the Museum of London, zones out at some dreary old dry things, but comes alive when a section on The Suffragettes reaffirms that there's still a bit of fighting to be done – and that we're making a new history all the time.

Remembering Helen

An unstinting campaigner for human rights, Helen Bamber died in August, aged 89. Maureen Younger recalls a wonderful example of a life well lived.

In Praise of the “New Men” of Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off isn’t just stirring up Twitter, says Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, it’s bringing a whole new demographic to the cake stand.

Interview: An LP For The Digital Era

Unflinching and sharp, relevant and radical, British writer Laurie Penny has become a pin-up for fourth-wave feminism. Her fifth book, Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies And Revolution, is a powerful call to arms.