Issue 1356

  • Issue 1356

If the cap fits
There were those who dismissed Magid Magid as a novelty act for his stunts as Sheffield’s lord mayor and as an MEP. But behind the Trump-baiting t-shirts is a steely political resolve to make the link between race and the climate emergency – and to inspire more people into activism. By Gary Ryan.

Stella, Freya, Rachel and me
Writing a novel about two sisters led Elizabeth Brooks to reflect on her own family’s experience of mental illness and suicide.

Song for our times
Delia Owens tells Saskia Murphy why her novel about an abandoned girl in North Carolina has proved to be an unlikely story for our times.

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on the mines that have become bird reserves and the city centres that will become who knows what, TV presenter Cat Deeley’s letter to her younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.