About this issue: Overview
Eddie Izzard has mastered sketches about talking dogs, he’s run multiple marathons and condensed a Dickens novel down to 75 minutes. But his next career move might be his most surreal yet – a move into politics. By Brian Donaldson.
Innocence and experience
You have to look for it, admits photographer Howard Barlow, but the same community spirit he found on the streets of Salford and Manchester 30 years ago still exists today. By Kevin Gopal.
Sticks and stone
She was one of the first female rappers and went on to be one of the key singers of neo-soul but Angie Stone hasn’t always received the recognition she deserved. Now, with rare UK
dates coming up, she tells Richard Smirke she’s less bothered about success and more about doing it for her family.
News, arts and entertainment, Jodie Ginsberg of Index on Censorship on protecting free speech from the far right, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on the greedy investors eating away at high street restaurant chains, crossword, Sudoku and more.