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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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn