— Ellie Broughton

Arts

‘Sound is powerful… like our sense of smell’: an interview with Chris Watson (Caught by the River)

Top Of The Lake, a crime drama that truly explores violence against women (The Pool)

What’s Done is Done: Lady Macbeth reviewed (The Quietus)

The inmates who teach other prisoners to read (Positive News)

Encountering literary bots in the wilds of Twitter (LitHub)

We sent a feminist to the UK’s first porn film festival (Refinery29)

‘I wrote my third novel in, like, two-and-half weeks’: an interview with cult author Nell Zink (3AM)

‘I just wanted to prove her wrong’: an interview with Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (The F Word)

‘Most women still have a terror of fat, even if they are allies’: why feminists still can’t handle fat girls (For Books’ Sake)

‘”If you do that in Nigeria then we will kill you”‘: an interview with Chinelo Okparanta (For Books’ Sake)

‘To ageism you have to say, “Yes, we’re old and proud now”‘: an interview with Lynne Segal (For Books’ Sake)

The first woman to translate Beowulf: an interview with Meghan Purvis (For Books’ Sake)

Health

The UK’s free healthcare system isn’t doing much for its STD problem (VICE)

What it was like to go to the doctor in 1610 (VICE)

The NHS doctor who treated Ebola (Pulse)

Want to stop people buying plastic bottles? The solution’s simpler than you think (openDemocracy)

Travel

Why catching the sleeper train is better than flying to Scotland (The Independent)

The yoga retreat co-subsidising break for refugees (The Independent)

Learning to draw at the Royal Academy (Time Out London)

The 24-year-old woman who walked across Canada (Refinery29)

A lighthouse tour of Madeira (Elsewhere journal)

Is Brexit going to put Londoners off buying cheese? (Eater)

A history of London in five beers (Londonist)