— Ellie Broughton


‘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)

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design (Time Out)


‘I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 29’ (Refinery29)

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)

‘It happened to my husband in the prime of his life’: the people behind Movember’s campaign against prostate cancer (Raconteur)

‘Preventing cardiovascular disease is relatively simple, and ultimately quite boring’: why wearables won’t save us from ourselves (Raconteur)

Can’t sleep? 10 tips to help you beat insomnia (NetDoctor/MSN)

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


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

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

How to take better photos of sunset (The Telegraph)

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

Reasons to go to … Hanbury Street, Lamb’s Conduit Street, Cambridge Heath Road, Marchmont Street, Pitfield Street, Essex Road (Time Out London)

The top five signs of London gentrification (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)