Category «Fashion»

“Nice girls don’t make very good drama”

Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone talk their new movie, The Favourite, the #MeToo movement one year on and how “niceness” plagues women on screen. Rachel Weisz is not optimistic about how far #MeToo has come. When we meet, it’s almost been one year to the day since Ronan Farrow broke the Harvey Weinstein story in …

Roxane Gay: “I’m not an opinion vending machine”

Yomi Adegoke talks to Roxane Gay about the importance of boundaries, the complexities of “body positivity” and what it’s like working with Channing Tatum. There is no medium through which Roxane Gay cannot tell a great story. “Non-fiction I write because it turns out I have a knack for it,” she says, with a shrug. …

When it comes to the food you fancy, Just Eat It

Laura Thomas’s new book on how Intuitive Eating can help you “get your shit together around food”. You know that conversation you’ve had with yourself in your head – the one that goes a bit like, “Well, if I have the bread then I can’t have the potatoes” or “If I eat the brownie then I’ll …

How maternity leave messed with my mind

Author Michelle Francis on how maternity-leave anxiety threatened to take the shine off her baby joy. When I was pregnant with my first child at work, there was talk of my maternity cover. Perfectly normal, perfectly standard practice. The person who was lined up to ‘take over’ (a deeply rankling phrase that was used frequently, as it …

If you’re not reading YA fiction, you’re missing a trick

Modern YA fiction handles deftly and frankly some of the most difficult issues we encounter as human beings, says Emily Morris. She shares what she’s learned from some of her favourites. “What’s the best book you’ve read recently?” As an author, it’s a question I get asked a lot. When I’m not writing, I’m incredibly …