Issue 1434

30 May 2022
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Lofty aspirations
It took an editor at his publishers to persuade Jarvis Cocker to ditch the Powerpoint slides about creativity and focus on the memorabilia in his attic. That’s the device that makes the former Pulp frontman’s new memoir so compelling, writes Steve Lee – even if there are no receipts for guitar-shaped swimming pools in sight.

‘Shouting about things from the outside wasn’t as effective as being a lawyer’
Leslie Thomas QC has had to break barriers, smash ceilings and take on the establishment to achieve his personal and professional goals. He talked to Chris Moss about a life spent fighting for justice.


News of the charity helping young people with disabilities enjoy gaming as much as anyone else, Joe Wicks’ letter to his younger self, columnist Saskia Murphy when Northerners will get our own version of Crossrail – and much more.