Reactions to the pop megastar tell us much about race and gender. But let's not exaggerate the importance of celebrity voices in what should be a leaderless movement, says Reni Eddo-Lodge
Choosing to leave the religion you have grown up in, the faith of your family and friends, can be lonely and painful. In our new series people from a variety of different faith backgrounds who have gone through this experience tell their stories.
The controversial documentary series Benefits Street reveals everything that’s gone wrong with Channel 4, argues Mark Fisher
Simon Singh is one of our best science writers, but a gruelling libel battle derailed his career. Now, he tells Paul Sims, he’s back to doing what he loves
Though belief in religion is on the wane, angels have never been more popular. Why’s that? asks Sally Feldman
New Humanist talks to the author of "Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism"
Centuries of fear and loathing mean the vagina remains taboo. Can a new generation of feminist writers rehabilitate this troublesome organ?
Violence in the Central African Republic has escalated to the point where the UN warns of genocide. Is religion to blame, asks Samira Shackle
We worry that new technology is ruining our ability to think – in fact, such fears have been around since the very invention of writing
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