Issue 1362

  • Issue 1362

Punching up
After their eagerly awaited third album went to number one, Idles frontman Joe Talbot tells Richard Smirke why the language of violence is needed to convey the band’s message of love and empathy.

Strange bedfellows
With complicated family dynamics, Katy Massey struggled to find a place she called home – apart from in a boarding school and a brothel. The author recalls early life in Leeds.

Hanging round in space
Tim Peake’s achievements as the first British astronaut in the International Space Station have thrilled the nation. But growing up, writes Susan Griffin, there was little written in his stars to suggest he’d get there.

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on the panicking red wall, Eddie Hearn’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.