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Logan's Run now women enter the arena

Nick Logan is a publishing phenomenon. He launched both `The Face' and `Arena', creating whole new markets in their wake. Now he's about to launch a hip new women's title and take on the big boys - on his usual shoestring budget. Can he succeed this time? Interview by Ruth Picardie

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I MOVED FROM BUNTY READER TO SECRETARY... I SIDESTEPPED THE SEX AIDS ON MY BOSS'S DESK... THEN MY BIG BREAK HELPED ME SNAP UP THE MAGAZINE HIT OF THE EIGHTIES...

Media: For little women

As `Marie Claire' celebrates its 100th fabulous-selling issue, Suzanne Moore surveys it and its magazine sisters. Does the earth move for her? It surely does not

Back street to catwalk

Adia is a Muslim girl from a suburb of Paris. Will she be the next supermodel? By Tamsin Blanchard

Worrying ideas are not in Vogue

The bank thought its advertisement showing laboratory animals being tested was hard-hitting and controversial. But the fashion magazine Vogue is not impressed.

Will Glenda's brash 'sex and oddballs' style take Manhattan by storm?

Glenda Bailey's move from British to American Marie Claire is the latest in a trend which has seen the best of our magazine editors heading for the US. Most of those who have taken a bite into the Big Apple have found it sweet, but unlike Tina Brown, who went via Vanity Fair to edit the New Yorker, or Anna Wintour who edits American Vogue, Bailey is a northern girl from Derby with a working-class upbringing (and accent to match), and comes without the silken, sophisticated, Oxbridge trappings so revered across the pond.

How to give a woman what she wants (450,000 times over)

Marie Claire's mixture of sex, sensation and high fashion has been one of the publishing phenomena of the decade. Worth crossing the Atlantic for? Juliet Warkentin thinks so; Glenda Bailey thinks so too. By Ruth Picardie

the monochrome set

Brown is the new black, say fashion editors. Oh no it's not, say armies of black-clad diehards. It's time to kick that habit, says Eleanor Bailey

Judo: Rendle is overthrown

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Designers - complete with accessories

Accessories used to be fashion's poor relation - now they are the affordable face of designer-ware.

U-turn on waif models adverts

The watch-making company Omega yesterday backtracked on its threat to stop advertising in the fashion magazine Vogue as a protest against its use of waif-like models.

No hypocrisy please, we're British

The story so far: There is much complaining about the way Members of Parliament receive outside payments that may affect their behaviour as our representatives.

New woman at the frontier of the sex war

The recently-appointed editor of `Elle', Marie O'Riordan, believes that shock tactics are no way to win readers.

Wanted: Editors. No experience necessary

Getting a celebrity to run your magazine for an issue may give sales a boost, but are they up to the job? Mark Adams reports

Why women found Viva such a turn-off

The London radio station run by and for women faces an uphill struggle to survive, argues Mary Braid
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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
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us