Nicaragua: one of the world’s most dangerous and ignored chemistry sets
(5 minute read) Maddy Fry examines the legacy of invasive outside experiments in Central America.
When a trip to the theatre can be as good as a therapy session
(4 minute read) Lisa Fraser reviews Ibsen’s intense drama John Gabriel Borkman.
When defending freedom becomes attacking freedom
(3 minute read) A proposed UK law designed to protect women from duress could end up denying freedom of expression, believes Zuzana Revayova.
Dying to cross the border
(3 minute read) Samuel B Parker says that dysfunctional US immigration policy has tragic and lethal consequences.
A death observed
(2 minute read) As the Scottish parliament debates a proposal which seeks to legalise euthanasia, Ronnie Convery chronicles the death, both ordinary and extraordinary, of a simple Glaswegian woman.
Blessing the guns
(5 minute read) Maddy Fry looks at the often grizzly outcomes of an incestuous relationship between church and state.
Dare to look twice
(3 minute read) Adonna Francis describes a photo essay which helps us see beyond children’s disability to discover instead their ability.
When life means life
Sean Wild looks at the seamless garment theory which may unite anti-abortion and anti-capital punishment activists in a new way.
Waking up from love’s dream
Lisa Fraser says you can only learn to love by loving.
The triumph of the playboy: how the sexual revolution has turned against women
(4 minute read) Two leading feminist authors talk about sex and ask whether changes from the 1960s onwards have helped or harmed women. Michael Kirke listened in.