Jessica Mann

No More Shrinking

There are many reasons for a dearth of women in the upper echelons of the media, but female writers first have to toughen up

Crimes Against Fiction

Crime-writers are encouraged to fill their pages with sadistic misogyny because it sells

When Planning Rules Go Batty

The interplay between planning rules and the rights of protected species is the perfect example of legislation having the opposite effect from what was intended

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"