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Historian Darrin M McMahon on why we need to rethink equality for the modern age
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Historian Darrin M McMahon on why we need to rethink equality for the modern age

What does the world need in order to rethink equality for the modern age? 
Prospect Cottage: See inside artist Derek Jarman's seaside home for the first time
Photography

Prospect Cottage: See inside artist Derek Jarman's seaside home for the first time

Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 
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Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 

Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  
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Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  

Top 5 inventive, speculative fiction books – chosen by poet and playwright Joelle Taylor
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Top 5 inventive, speculative fiction books – chosen by poet and playwright Joelle Taylor

I wouldn't exist if not for a gruesome mass murder in 1905 – we owe our lives to chance and chaos
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I wouldn't exist if not for a gruesome mass murder in 1905 – we owe our lives to chance and chaos

Where have all the rural voices gone from English fiction?
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Where have all the rural voices gone from English fiction?

Headshot by Rita Bullwinkel review – a depth of feeling like a punch to the guts
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Headshot by Rita Bullwinkel review – a depth of feeling like a punch to the guts

Clear by Carys Davies review – a wonderful, poetic reminder that no man is an island
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Clear by Carys Davies review – a wonderful, poetic reminder that no man is an island

Why walking is such a great way to see, sense and stake a claim in the world
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Why walking is such a great way to see, sense and stake a claim in the world

The Blues Brothers by Daniel de Visé review – behind the scenes of a musical comedy classic
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The Blues Brothers by Daniel de Visé review – behind the scenes of a musical comedy classic

Top 5 books inspired by folklore, chosen by Scottish novelist LA MacRae
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Top 5 books inspired by folklore, chosen by Scottish novelist LA MacRae

Pulp's This Is Hardcore (33 1/3) by Jane Savidge review – warmth, candour and insight
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Pulp's This Is Hardcore (33 1/3) by Jane Savidge review – warmth, candour and insight

Did you know the Irish language has at least 20 words for 'hole'?
Language

Did you know the Irish language has at least 20 words for 'hole'?

To the Salvation Army, I am now a porn purchaser – but it was a case of mistaken identity
Robin Ince

To the Salvation Army, I am now a porn purchaser – but it was a case of mistaken identity

Family Politics by John O'Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor
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Family Politics by John O'Farrell review – a plea to engage with those whose views we abhor

The Life and Times of Little Richard review – eye-popping anecdotes of a pornographic nature
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The Life and Times of Little Richard review – eye-popping anecdotes of a pornographic nature

Top 5 books on understanding the real China, chosen by Wish Lanterns author Alec Ash
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Top 5 books on understanding the real China, chosen by Wish Lanterns author Alec Ash

'Small is beautiful': How independent bookshops plan to survive – and thrive – in 'volatile' times
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'Small is beautiful': How independent bookshops plan to survive – and thrive – in 'volatile' times

5 books to read about women confronting racism, selected by author and comedian Njambi McGrath
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5 books to read about women confronting racism, selected by author and comedian Njambi McGrath

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the 'right to read'
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War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the 'right to read'

Henry Winkler on Happy Days, dyslexia and why he'll always love The Fonz: 'I'm grateful'
Henry Winkler
Letter to my younger self

Henry Winkler on Happy Days, dyslexia and why he'll always love The Fonz: 'I'm grateful'

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics
Illustration of a face and an eye shape
Books

An ultimate guide to the best books of 2023 – as chosen by esteemed Big Issue critics

Artist and poet Chris Bird: My art is an attempt to create hope and beauty in the everyday
Self portrait by Chris Bird
Poetry

Artist and poet Chris Bird: My art is an attempt to create hope and beauty in the everyday

Why we should all get to know a sheep 
Lambs with their mother
Farming

Why we should all get to know a sheep