Issue 1375

  • Issue 1375

Waves hello and goodbye
Heather Baron-Gracie has drawn on some childhood influences for the second Pale Waves album. But as Antonia Charlesworth finds, the Preston-born frontwoman is already preparing to move on to a new grungier and angrier phase – and back to LA.

A wife’s work
The miners’ strike of 1984-85 is recalled as a valiant fight by workers to save their jobs. Less well known is the part played by women. Roger Ratcliffe talks to two of them about the Women Against Pit Closures movement.

Illusions of power
Three years after #MeToo and #TimesUp, is Hollywood still failing women, asks film journalist Helen O’Hara.

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe, Dame Kelly Holmes’s letter to her younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.