The character’s creator says Disney’s new version of her hero ‘send[s] a message that the original, realistic girl is inferior’
Anti-censorship campaigners fight parent in Michigan over allegedly graphic passages in Diary of Young Girl
How distressing if this solemn event turns into a farcical reminder of the hubris and divisiveness of the Thatcher era
He’s the former pimp married to his childhood sweetheart; the shrewd businessman who smokes 30 joints a day. Can the gun-toting Dogg reinvent himself as a peace-loving Lion?
George Osborne may not go to pubs, but has at least cottoned on to their value and called off the annual beating in the budget
As a new scare over salami and sausages emerges, is it time to ditch processed meat products from our diet?
Tesco reports that sales of pale malt beer seen as ‘stepping stone’ from lager to ale have risen by 40% on last year
The anti-gay rhetoric of religious leaders like Cardinal Keith O’Brien often masks deep-seated fears about their own sexuality
Ricky Gervais says Derek, his latest comedy creation, does not have a disability. But is this claim credible?
A charming and erudite history of national etiquette
The website The World Needs More Love Letters aims to spread joy through random letters. So what would you tell someone you’ve never met?
The actor wonders how films could have possibly got their attitudes to sex and violence so spectacularly wrong
‘Austen month’ is a good time to ditch the wilful misogynist misreadings of the revolutionary novelist’s life and work
Teenagers more likely to have severe asthma and eczema if they eat fast food more than three times a week, study shows
Up to half of all food is wasted. From treating use-by dates sensibly to picking ‘ugly’ veg, there are measures we can all take
Amid a continuing fight to keep public libraries open, figures show an increase in the rate of closure