The film and television industries hate albinos
Even seemingly progressive series like Star Trek: Discovery make lazy stereotypes about albinism. It’s time they stop.
In defence of Top of the Lake
The second series of Jane Campion’s much-misunderstood feminist thriller is a fever dream of motherhood and toxic masculinity.
Labour needs to rethink its rhetoric on immigration
Supporting a ‘hard Brexit’ is a betrayal of Labour’s values. It’s time for a change in rhetoric.
Charlottesville: could it happen here?
Sian Norris considers whether Britain’s rightward lurch could culminate in the kind of anger and violence we see in America.
I am a Palestinian refugee to Lebanon, studying in England. These are the invisible barriers I face every day.
Despite the immense privileges I have enjoyed, simple things—like travelling or studying—are bureaucratic nightmares. This is a reality most don’t see.
Polish lawmakers just voted to dismantle the separation of powers
Update: Polish President Andrzej Duda has vetoed two controversial bills that would give the Polish government power over appointments to the Supreme Court.
Toward a drug-free world
The war on drugs isn’t about substances, it’s about perception, language, ignorance and fear.
We need to change the conversation about drugs legislation
The tabloid press’ crusade against drugs makes it very hard to have a serious debate about drug policy.
Trump in Poland
En route to the G-20, Trump finds friends in the former Eastern Bloc.
We already have the miracle cure. Why aren’t we using it?
Psychedelic drugs pose no significant health risks. In fact, they’re far safer than most prescription medications. So why have they been stigmatized and outlawed as therapeutic tools?
The politics of hotness
Obama, Trudeau, and Macron are aesthetic populists whose hotness has advanced their centrism.
24 hours in the Twittersphere
The Comey hearing, #dogsatpollingstations and populism’s first whimpers
This is what objectification looks like
The extraordinary new TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopia fit for the age of Trump.
If you are young, your vote can change this country
And it doesn’t matter who you vote for.
Bannon May Have Gone Quiet, But Bannonism Is Still A Danger To American Democracy
President Trump’s Chief Strategist is an ideologue behind one of the most destabilising political movements in recent American history.
Stop Banning this Filth
We need to talk about the Psychoactive Substances Act, and why the government is killing drug users in Britain.
Is Theresa May silencing the academy?
In these turbulent political times, we need the humanities and social sciences more than ever.
Miłosz, not Orwell, is the author for the age of Trump
The Polish Nobel Prize winner described a world of failed imagination
With the snap election, Theresa May tries to reconcile two systems of democracy
Britain is a representative democracy, but Brexit was an exercise in direct democracy. Can Theresa May reconcile the two?
Milo Yiannopoulos Isn’t History’s First Fallen Provocateur
Milo echoes an art movement from Italy’s fascist past
A brief history of humans naming stuff in space
As our politics turns divisive, the way we talk about space can remind us of our shared purpose