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Best podcasts of the week: what Princess Diana tells us about ourselves

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When Diana Met …“Yes, this is a show about Diana Spencer … but it really is about us – what our perceptions of her say about us.” Host Aminatou Sow is a self-confessed Princess Di obsessive – something she inherited f...

Rufus and Martha Wainwright: ‘When Mum died, we sewed ourselves together again’

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Internationally revered singer-songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright are as known for their theatrical artistry as for inter-familial rifts. The children of two famous folk singers, Loudon Wainwright III and Kate M...

Let’s not kid ourselves, we are all the Bad Art Friend

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The dignified thing, if you have to read it at all, is to read it and move on without comment. But, bored at our desks and seeking distraction, most of us can’t find self-denial with both hands. I feel sheepish writin...

The relationship sabotage scale: quantifying why we undermine ourselves in love

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Do you feel constantly criticised by your partner? Do you sometimes check their social media profiles? Will you admit to them if you know you’re wrong about something? If you strongly agree or disagree with some of th...

‘Loving ourselves is an act of defiance’: tender and heartbreaking letters to fathers and sons

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When Wiradjuri woman and Miles Franklin-winning novelist Tara June Winch met Torres Strait Islander author and activist Thomas Mayor at last year’s Perth writers’ festival, she implored the dad of five to write about ...

It’s time to brace ourselves for a world without Roe v Wade. Here’s what we must do

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Since Roe v Wade was decided nearly 50 years ago, abortion opponents have been plotting its demise. Now the end may be near. Feminists need our own plan to advance reproductive freedom. That means preparing for a post...

Britons want to blame anyone for chaos in Afghanistan – except ourselves

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Who can we blame? There must be someone. When disaster lies all around, democracy craves a culprit, someone to carry the can. This past weekend has seen an orgy of blaming: of Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Dominic Raab (B...

Manchester’s Space Afrika: ‘We’re totally ourselves – Black artists in the 21st century’

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Joshua Inyang and Joshua Reid’s Space Afrika project is galactic in scope. When the duo started releasing music in 2014, they were heavily influenced by the dub-techno of Berlin – where Reid now lives – and Detroit. T...

Britney Spears is our generation’s mirror: We owe it to ourselves to free her

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Amid the bleak horrors of endless lockdown there is presently one certain source of joy. It’s Britney Spears’ Instagram account. Inspirational quotes, cute selfies and objects of material desire are a consistent theme...

This England team have changed the conversation – but can we change ourselves?

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England, we need to talk about football. I know we’ve been talking about it, almost every minute of every day for the past exhilarating month. But the truth is that we need football to talk about England. The fact is,...

Let’s celebrate TV’s winners (me!) rather than pat ourselves on the back for diversity

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I was attending the Baftas earlier this month (I realise I sound like a wanker – the sort of wanker who writes a column about the Baftas because he won one) and was asked if I could do a few press interviews after the...

The clitoris, pain and pap smears: how Our Bodies, Ourselves redefined women’s health

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In 1969, Wendy Sanford was still in the early days of her marriage, living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and their newborn son. A couple of years earlier, she had graduated with high honours from the p...

How we stay together: ‘We dust ourselves off and get on with it, really’

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Names: Danie Tregonning and Mark PerkinsYears together: 18Occupations: Artist and compliance specialist If there’s one area of their lives where Danie Tregonning and Mark Perkins have learned to compromise, it’s on th...

Make up isn’t frivolous – it allows us to rebuild ourselves

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I don’t understand why the patriarchy let women have makeup. It took most of the good stuff; why would it let us have the sparkle? Actually, everyone used to wear makeup (powder, beauty spots and wigs) but it went out...