Serena Williams: GQ’s “woman” of the year

Serena Williams is GQ’s “woman” of the year. Not its “woman of the year”, you understand, but its “woman” of the year. For the second year in a row th(...)

Lesbian kiss: Jack White posted this photograph of Beatles fans in 1964 to express his disappointment at Allyson MacIvor’s treatment at his Edmonton concert. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty

Something extraordinary happened in Canada the other day. Two women were reprimanded at a Jack White concert in the Alberta city of Edmonton for havin(...)

Sexy Donald Trump, sexy anonymous New York Times op-ed, Native American princess

It can be hard to get it right at Halloween. On the one hand, fashioning a witch’s hat out of cardboard, and slashing a hole in a bin bag and calling (...)

Photograph: iStock

He was standing alone at the end of the bar, beckoning to the barman that he needed a discreet word. I wasn’t trying to earwig, but it was a wet night(...)

Peter McVerry photographed by Nick Bradshaw

Fr Peter McVerry arrives for our interview exactly on time, with his Jack Russell, Jack, in tow, and immediately apologises for being late. I tell hi(...)

Menstrual cup: the American actor Leona Chalmers patented the first one, in 1937. Photograph: iStock/Getty

What would happen if men had periods and women did not? If men menstruated, the feminist Gloria Steinem suggested in a famous essay published 40 years(...)

Mixtape etiquette: mixtapes were a crucial part of the courtship ritual in the 1980s and early 1990s

I read an article recently about how the qwerty keyboard will soon be extinct. Speech recognition is on the verge of killing-off typing, and one day, (...)

Modern, independent-minded feminist Meghan Markle. And Harry

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is pregnant, and is expecting her first child with Prince Harry. The royal baby-to-be will be born next spring, a(...)

“There are no real shops, and I have no car, and the restaurant is unexpectedly closed for holidays.”

I count the conversations I’ve had with someone other than myself today. There are three, if you include the one with the woman who leans towards me w(...)

Rebecca Humpries, actor and writer, struck a blow for anyone who has ever been cheated on

Instant celebrity is a double-edged sword, even at the best of times. The overnight fame that arrives when your partner of five years is caught publi(...)

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