Lucy Hunter Johnston

Lucy is the Commissioning Editor and Writer at Independent Voices

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Has The Sun finally scrapped its controversial Page Three?

The Sun still doesn’t get - or care - what it was that made Page 3 so demeaning

The Sun is still objectifying women, just a little less obviously than before

Blue Monday: 10 reasons why today is actually pretty great

Did you cry on your way to work this morning? Are you wondering why you even bothered to leave the house? Does your life feel more empty and futile than ever? If so, congratulations! You have unwittingly become part of an entirely made-up day of despair, nattily christened Blue Monday by someone even more miserable than you.  

The Oscars 2015 will take place on Sunday 22 February

Oscar nominations 2015: Want to win an Academy Award? Then be a white man

If the only stories we see on screen are those of white men, then that is how we view our world

One in seven British beer buyers bought non-alcoholic varieties in 2013

Dry January: If there's one thing more boring than giving up alcohol, it's talking about it

The idea of paying someone simply not to get pissed for four weeks seems utterly absurd

Internet phenomenon turned author - Zoella (Zoe Suggs) at her book signing in Bluewater

Zoella: Yes, using a ghostwriter matters when your whole brand is built on being authentic

If you want to be published, either amass millions of followers, or let someone who has done so take the credit for your work

The Elgin statue of river god Ilissos has been at the British Museum since 1918

Should Britain return the Elgin Marbles?

The Elgin Marbles are leaving British soil for the first time since they were brought here in the 19th century, but only for a brief sojourn to Russia.

Nick Conrad is wrong about Ched Evans: rape is about violence, not passion

Men aren’t idiots, unable to understand the difference between enthusiastic mutual consent and drunken torpor

A host of big name acts recorded 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in London on Saturday

Is Band Aid 30 better than the original?

Band Aid is back, with Harry Styles, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding in place of George Michael, Sting and Simon Le Bon.

Sainsbury's Christmas advert 2014: Nothing says ‘Merry Xmas folks!’ like trench warfare

If the Great War is now fair game for advertisers, are we now 87 years away from a moving Christmas tale set in the Twin Towers?

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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea