Latest Features

War and McPeace

Steven MacKenzie

Does Crimea prove that the McDonald's Golden Arches really are a gateway to world peace? Steven MacKenzie tucks in…

Dennis MacShane

"Many MPs took giant mortgages paid for by the tax-payer"

Jane Graham

Ex-Labour minister Denis MacShane on his expenses-fiddling shame, taking the BBC off air - and his dying mother's last words

Armando Iannucci

"Your interests - not exams - influence your life"

The happiest days of your life? Armando Iannucci, David Cameron, Jamie Oliver and a host of celebrities go back to school

Rubbish Day: What I learned from raking through bins

Adam Forrest

The wasted opportunities revealed by the Science Museum's 'Rubbish Collection'

Wormwood Scrubs

“If they treat me like an animal I’ll behave like one”

The nonsensical policies that are making Wormwood Scrubs and other UK prisons 'a cause for concern' - by Angela Levin

"We have helped to wise up the world so that increasingly ‘giving’ is not a handout but a hand up"
"For a nation to succeed, a meritocracy, not an old school tie, must be the hardwired means to achieve"
"The money I make from The Big Issue should help me finish my degree in sociology and psychology"
Taking an art A-level in prison transforms the life of Big Issue vendor Lee Hoyland
"The gap between the Yes and No votes could be as little as 120,000 people – so it is important for as many people as possible to vote"
Michael Steer
It benefits no one for schools to be in competition, says the Educating Yorkshire star Michael Steer
Schools in England "test more than any country in Europe," says Eton College head Tony Little

Latest Reviews

Edinburgh 2014: Ubu and the Truth Commission


"A dark and esoteric piece of work which blends live theatre, animation and puppetry to affecting but often unsettling affect"

Edinburgh 2014 – John Byrne: Sitting Ducks


"Playful and the serious, the sense is always that John Byrne views life through a particularly colourful lens"

Film reviews: How can I bust this dam…

Edward Lawrenson

"Night Moves creates a furtive, shadowy atmosphere – and confirms Eiseneberg as one of the best actors of his generation"

Glasgow bids adieu with The Last Big Weekend

Mogwai, Hudson Mohawke, Optimo, The Twilight Sad, James Murphy and more mark the end of a memorable Glaswegian summer this weekend