Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday

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Women: there's nothing wrong with not washing every day

I can’t wait to see the surveys about whether men should go back to work after having children

Beyonce in her video for 'Pretty Hurts'. Last week, leaked photos emerged of what Beyoncé looks like before digital retouching. Many fans were horrified.

Beyoncé isn't a goddess made out of unicorn dust? How horrifying

Retouching is insulting to real women and damaging to young girls

Read all about it: Novelist and playwright Michael Arditti

Michael Arditti interview: 'From the Church to the newspapers... What shall I do next, the NHS?'

Moral dilemmas are always at the heart of Michael Arditti’s novels and his latest book Widows & Orphans is no different

Pity the lot of the poor souls who adapt novels for the screen

When it comes to adapting the classics, I'd much rather rely on novelists such as David Nicholls to honour the spirit of the original literature

Mark Rylance plays Thomas Cromwell in the BBC's 'Wolf Hall'

Off with their heads: We don't live in the 1550s, you know

I'll support anyone's right to have religious views, however batty I think they are, but I won't join them in the 16th century

At last, you can be bad at sport and still love it

If I'd been offered rugby at school, instead of boring, boring netball, I might have got into playing in the mud with friends

Mr Bolland has failed to work out what M&S is there for on the high street

Another spot of unfortunate sexism at Marks & Spencer proves there are dinosaurs in the boardroom, not just on their T-shirts for 'boys'

It's only a year since M&S bowed to consumer pressure and agreed to stop segregating toys by gender, and already they're trying to put children back in blue and pink boxes

Channel 4's diversity quotas read like a comedy script

The image of Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan presumably gets four ticks for one photo

Google's intriguing additions to Civil Service lingo

Top communication professionals have learnt some magnificent new unspeak, including: 'Don't be a poo in the pool'...

Miranda gets her man, and gets my goat

Will she marry Gary, who has 'more wobble than one of her pilates classes'? You bet she will
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Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
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