You can see my cuttings from my time at the New Statesman here, and my regular TV reviews and other pieces for the i newspaper here.

Reported features

Wikipedia is the last bastion of idealism on the internet – Prospect – March 2021

Coronavirus will transform the way we travel—but will it be for the better? – Prospect – 19/7/2020

How a global industry sold us a lie about sleep – Prospect – 5/5/2020

Why there’s more to the anti-vaxxing narrative than meets the eye–  Prospect – 4/9/2019

There’s more than one type of vaccine refuser — understanding them is key to persuading them – i -25/11/2020

The age of self: the strange story of how YouTubers saved publishing – New Statesman – 26/9/2016

“I am happy to be proved wrong”: Amanda Feilding on trepanning, and the benefits of LSD – New Statesman – 22/6/2016

The Pill pushback– New Statesman print and online – 29/4/2016

“The worst things I’ve ever seen”: the paedophiles of Facebook, and the ordinary people fighting them  – New Statesman – 19/2/2016

Is this what a feminist conference looks like? – The Guardian – 26/10/2016

Rating algorithms, horse falls and cartoon penises: the BBFC in 2015 – New Statesman – 9/9/2015

New York destroyed a community of African American landowners to create Central Park – CityMetric – 30/3/2015

Bermondsey & Old Southwark: The Last Liberal?– New Statesman and May2015 – 5/5/2015

Live in guardians: one radical solution to the UK’s housing problem – New Statesman – 14/8/2014


Essay on the relationship between publications and readers in The Power of Journalists, from Haus Publishing – June 2019

Steps, sips or spending: does the trend for tracking our habits actually make our lives better? – Prospect magazine – 29/1/2019

Reviews and arts pieces

Struck dumb: why ‘the voice of God’ got booted out of documentaries – The Guardian – 13/7/2022

Eula Biss: Having and Being Had, review: The price of a room of one’s own 8/1/2021

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh, review: a dark disruption of the murder mystery – i – 27/8/2020

Normal People review: The BBC’s adaptation is even better than Sally Rooney’s novel – i – 27/4/2020

Sex and Lies by Leila Slimani, review: Ehoes of Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women – i – 21/2/2020

Interview with Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women – Vice – 17/07/2019

In ‘Lost Connections’, Johann Hari offers us a new story about depression – i- 9/1/2018

A proud citizen of anywhere: Andrew Solomon’s quest to celebrate difference – New Statesman – 18/3/2017

The novels that taught me what to think about royals – New Statesman – 20/5/2016

A 60-year romance: an interview with Joyce Carol Oates  –New Statesman – 9/9/2015

Girlhood avoids easy answers in its portrayal of growing up in the Paris suburbs – New Statesman – 12/5/2015

Biting the hand that funds: is the Tate losing out from its association with sponsors BP? – New Statesman – 23/4/2015

Lifestyle pieces 

Already ‘failed’ Dry January? There’s another way, and I’ve been doing it for years – The Guardian – 13/1/2022

Christmas cookie boxes: I baked 250 biscuits for my friends and family — here’s my advice – i – 17/12/2020

The orgasm workshop I went to rang alarm bells — now some allege it is part of a sex cult – i – 8/12/2020

From socially distanced viewings to video tours, what it’s like to hunt for a flat in lockdown – i -18/5/2020

Bullet journals: how a method of coping with attention deficit disorder took over Instagram – i – 25/10/2018

WhatsApp groups, yoga and brunch: what it’s like aboard a cruise ship for millennials – i – 16/4/2018

Moderate drinking: the Dry January alternative that lasts all year – i – 27/12/2017

What happened when I ate nothing but Greggs for a whole week – i- 19/9/2017

Marie Kondo is more than a tidying guru – she has perfected a radical theory of possessions – New Statesman print and online – 25/1/2016

Technology isn’t ruining modern dating – humans areNew Statesman – 7/8/2015

I Wore an Electric Bracelet for Two Weeks That Shocked Me Every Time I Fucked Up – Vice – 2/4/2015

Pole fitness: the respectable face of pole dancing?The Guardian –  29/4/2014

Feminist biology is challenging science’s gender biases – The Guardian – 16/5/2014

Opinion pieces 

Why the hardest part of a race can be the final third – and what it can teach us about lockdown – i – 1/2/2021

Mike Pence has a point about men and women in the workplace—but not for the reason he thinks – Prospect magazine – 4/7/2017

What I learned about gender by playing the trumpet – i – 7/2/2017

When it comes to financial literacy, millennials are a lost generation – New Statesman – 20/4/2016

Whatever happens tomorrow, an equal parliament is some way off – New Statesman – 6/5/2015

Why I swapped my vote with a stranger – New Statesman – 23/04/2015

Can you write that it’s really hard, trying to do the right thing?’: The UK’s anti-vaccination movement is alive and well, and we can’t ignore it – The Independent – 6/2/2015

6 misguided defences of “Manspreading”The Independent – 14/1/2015

Macaulay Culkin death hoax: Now social media is a news source, it’s time it started acting like one – The Independent – 9/11/2014


At the Sweets Way show home, activists are standing up to developers using hammers and paintbrushes – New Statesman – 29/7/2015

Interview with Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn  – New Statesman – 15/6/2015

Britain Now Has More Openly Queer Legislators Than Any Other Country  – Slate – 12/5/2015

No standard offering of aid for dyslexiaTimes Higher Education – 3/4/2014

Scottish oil payouts – Private Eye (In the Back) – February 2014

Peter John’s Gifts and Hospitalities – Private Eye (Rotten Boroughs) – November 2013

Other projects

Internet histories week – a week of pieces about life online commissioned and edited for the New Statesman  – May 2016

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