Podcast: Petina Gappah

The Zimbabwean author on her first novel, The Book Of Memory

Podcast

On Jeremy Corbyn and tragedy

To classify events as tragic is to absolve ourselves and everyone else of responsibility

Words

Being a woman is not a lifestyle choice

George Osborne's adoption of rhetorical buzzwords masks policies that corrode gender equality

Society

Little Atoms live in Manchester

Join us for an evening with award winning novelists Emma Jane Unsworth and Lee Rourke

Words

Ken Loach's Star Wars

The social realist space opera George Lucas wishes he'd made

Film & Music

Podcast: John Higgs

We talked to author John Higgs about the big ideas that shaped the 20th century

Podcast

Why architects are thinking big over small designs

Star architects are downscaling their plans in the new trend for microhousing

Art & Design

The dangerous allure of victim politics

In our eagerness to tackle inequality, we run the risk of fetishing its victims

Society

Podcast: Michela Wrong

The renowned foreign correspondent talks about her first novel, Borderlines

Podcast

This is either the beginning of Labour or its end

Even if Jeremy Corbyn loses the leadership race, the movement has fundamentally changed

Society

'Escape From ISIS' shows the full horror of the group's abuse of women

Little Atoms to host screening of powerful documentary that adds visual, human layer to Islamic State atrocity stories

Film & Music
Society

Why are we so afraid of teenage girls?

From Judy Blume to Diary Of A Teenage Girl, stories of girls' sexuality make censors squeamish

Society
Words

Podcast: Stephen Grey and Dan Richards

Investigative journalist Stephen Grey takes us inside the world of espionage and Dan Richard's builds an airship for art's sake

Podcast

Ever tried debating Deepak Chopra?

Trying to pin down the mystic maestro

Science

The Modernist Sandcastles of Coney Island

What drives one man to spend 10 hours painstakingly building a brutalist sandcastle?

Art & Design

Podcast: Alok Jha

Neil Denny talks about the mysteries of water with acclaimed science writer Alok Jha

Podcast

How Jack The Ripper still stalks us

The opening of a controversial new museum about the 19th century murders demonstrates the changing meanings of the Ripper myth

Society

How to draw a star

The woman behind astronaut Chris Hadfield’s new cartoon series “It’s Not Rocket Science” shares her inspiration from classic science animation

Film & Music
Science

Little Malcolm: The cult classic that never was

David Halliwell’s play about politics, sex and corduroy is getting a much needed revival

Film & Music

Podcast: Helen Scales

Acclaimed marine biologist Helen Scales discusses the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells

Podcast

Who are the Twitter joke thieves?

As the social network starts to clamp down on plagiarism, we asked why people think it's OK to steal other people's gags

Society

Artificial intelligence: all too human?

It's not the robots we have to worry about. It's ourselves

Science