Issue 1479

17 Apr 2023
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AJ puts her stamp on the small screen
When we first tried to schedule our AJ Odudu interview, she was a star. By the time it was in the diary nine months later she was a mega-star. She tells David Barnett about her love affair with telly, which she had long before she was on every channel.

Beautiful game, ugly problem
Everton and Rochdale are just two of the football clubs to get behind a campaign to stamp out sexism aimed at their female fans – but can its success extend to social media abuse? Mark Lomas with a match-day report.

Rwanda, how are you with pain?
Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide who, after escaping to France at aged 15, benefited from mental healthcare that allowed her to heal. She writes that while we can celebrate how the country has rebuilt itself, the underlying pain has not been dealt with. Translation by Isabel Williams.

Got it collared
Steve Mason may be his own worst enemy when it comes to making money but, the former Beta Band frontman tells Richard Smirke, his ambition to make meaningful art has never wavered.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe, economist James Meadway – and more.