Shut down but not silenced: Isis play Homegrown…

Cancelled in 2015, a play about the radicalisation of young Muslims has now been published. It’s challenging, gloriously authentic and prompts grownup debate. So who is brave enough to put it on?In 2015, the National…

From Baba Yaga to Hermione Granger: why we’re…

Vengeful, seductive, feminist, misogynist ... witches have appeared in many forms in literature. Now a new generation of novelists are falling under their spellA witch is a woman who has too much power. Or, to…

A world of walls: the brutish power of…

A recent Supreme Court vote in favour of funding for Trump’s border wall has focused attention back on one of the most grotesque aspects of his presidency. But the US regime isn’t unique. From Calais…