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The Great White Bard by Farah Karim-Cooper review – a new way of seeing Shakespeare
The Great White Bard by Farah Karim-Cooper
Books

The Great White Bard by Farah Karim-Cooper review – a new way of seeing Shakespeare

Westminsterism may think it knows best – but dismantling it can help us move forward
Affected families in Westminster after the damning report into the infected blood scandal was published
John Bird

Westminsterism may think it knows best – but dismantling it can help us move forward

Letters: Sunak and his cronies who think benefits are unsustainable should stop lining their pockets
Rishi Sunak
Letters

Letters: Sunak and his cronies who think benefits are unsustainable should stop lining their pockets

Benedict Cumberbatch warns history is repeating itself as street homelessness soars
Benedict Cumberbatch in Netflix series Eric with his monster pal
Film

Benedict Cumberbatch warns history is repeating itself as street homelessness soars

Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness

'Get a grip' and act on reality, not prejudice, MP Liam Fox tells his Tory colleagues
Liam Fox
Politics

'Get a grip' and act on reality, not prejudice, MP Liam Fox tells his Tory colleagues

Bikini Kill star and riot grrrl legend Kathleen Hanna: 'I was singing to my younger self on Bikini Kill's early songs'
Kathleen Hanna
Letter to my Younger Self

Bikini Kill star and riot grrrl legend Kathleen Hanna: 'I was singing to my younger self on Bikini Kill's early songs'

From neurodivergent meltdown to lucid thinking: Understanding the mind of someone with ADHD
ADHD brain
Robin Ince

From neurodivergent meltdown to lucid thinking: Understanding the mind of someone with ADHD

How the life-affirming power of the chicken helped me understand grief and loss
Catherine Swire

How the life-affirming power of the chicken helped me understand grief and loss

Top 5 books on boxing, chosen by commentator Andy Clarke
Books

Top 5 books on boxing, chosen by commentator Andy Clarke

'Nature is slowly healing': How rewilding is bringing Britain's extinct species back from the dead
Conservation

'Nature is slowly healing': How rewilding is bringing Britain's extinct species back from the dead

Furiosa director George Miller on the function of stories and why Mad Max is a 'cautionary tale'
Furiosa
Film

Furiosa director George Miller on the function of stories and why Mad Max is a 'cautionary tale'

Abuse survivor tried to take her own life after years-long battle with DWP over disability benefits
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
Department for Work and Pensions

Abuse survivor tried to take her own life after years-long battle with DWP over disability benefits

Four million Brits struggle with problem debt. Now's the time for the next government to step up
debt
Vikki Brownridge

Four million Brits struggle with problem debt. Now's the time for the next government to step up

There's so many questions needing answers this general election it's hard to zone in on just one
Rishi Sunak calling a July 4 general election on May 22
Paul McNamee

There's so many questions needing answers this general election it's hard to zone in on just one

Bob Vylan: 'Is it OK for me to cry? As a man you can feel there's not space to be vulnerable'
Bob Vylan
Music

Bob Vylan: 'Is it OK for me to cry? As a man you can feel there's not space to be vulnerable'

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi review – electrifying, experimental writing
Books

Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi review – electrifying, experimental writing

Inside the Big Issue: Beavers and other creatures making Britain better
The Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: Beavers and other creatures making Britain better

The Hearing Test by Eliza Barry Callahan review – a droll insight into a year of loss
Books

The Hearing Test by Eliza Barry Callahan review – a droll insight into a year of loss

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty: This is how we stamp out teenage misogyny and sexism
Naga Munchetty

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty: This is how we stamp out teenage misogyny and sexism