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Will Dean is Editor of The Independent Magazine

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A cut above: Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn in 'Wolf Hall'

Wolf Hall, TV review: Henry VIII goes out on a high in a history lesson that never lost its bite

Heads will roll. They certainly will if the BBC hasn't made Mark Rylance sign on for the third part of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror and the Light.

Pop sociologist: Ronson is deft at getting his shamed subjects to talk

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, book review: You are what you tweet

Take a wrong step in the internet age, finds Jon Ronson, and there is no place to hide
Top gun: John Wojtowicz was the subject of ‘Storyville: Sex Addict Heist – the Dog’

Storyville: Sex Addict Heist - the Dog, TV review: Real life story behind Dog Day Afternoon is stranger than any fiction

It's hard to make a noise on Wednesday at the moment, with Wolf Hall dominating the night's TV agenda, with back-up from The Comic Relief Bake-Off and Alaska. But if there's a piece of film-making that deserved to stand out in that schedule it's The Dog. Or, to give it its proper title, Storyville: Sex Addict Heist –the Dog.

Off the wall: Jolyon Rubinstein presented ‘An Idiot’s Guide to Politics’

An Idiot's Guide to Politics, TV review: Jolyon Rubinstein misses the point

Of course young people are disengaged from politics - they've got better things to do

Baby bond: writer Will Dean at home with his newborn baby, Johnny

Paternity leave: Do the figures actually add up?

Ed Miliband offers a sweetener for parents in his manifesto – the doubling of paternity leave. New father Will Dean wonders how useful it will be.

Britain will become the first country ever to allow the procedures if MPs vote yes, which are aimed at preventing serious or deadly genetic disease being passed on to the child

I just became a dad, so I know how vital proper paternity leave is

Good on Labour for its proposal, but the economics of it are not so simple

Abortion: Ireland's Guilty Secret?, TV review: BBC3's film reveals there's still a long way to go

On BBC3, reporter Alys Harte was looking at efforts to decriminalise/keep criminal abortion in both Northern Ireland and the Republic in Abortion: Ireland's Guilty Secret?

Making waves: 'Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom'

Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom, TV review: It's nice to watch animals get one over on humans

This beautiful new slice of natural history from the BBC focused on "America's last frontier" as it emerged from the hibernation of an arctic winter

Master of ceremony: Jeremy Paxman

Pets - Wild at Heart, TV review: Not quite Planet Earth but plenty of fun facts from David Tennant

This was natural history film-making for the I Can Has Cheezburger? generation

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence