Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday

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International Women's Day 2015: Maybe I'm amazed at the wonder of women

Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels

Woman taking a shower, rear view

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'...
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Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before