Laurie Penny

  • The Killing Jar

    Tuesday’s murder is nothing special apart from the paperwork.

  • Blue Monday

    Everyone loves cute animal videos. We’ve got all of them here. On every screen in front of me, baby animals are barking and squealing in fake living rooms to maintain the illusion that we’re not pumping this stuff out on an industrial scale.

  • Feminism Needs to Find Room for Men

    For many, male voices in gender debates are an unwanted intrusion. But author Laurie Penny argues that masculinity has been in a condition of crisis for centuries, and it's time to address that.

  • ​Making Babies

    How to engineer a happy childhood.

  • Stop Freaking Out About Facebook's 'Psychological Experiments'

    Other websites have been playing around with data and algorithms for years.

  • What Is This Europe That You Keep Talking About?

    This week, voters in Europe elected a frightening amount of far-right and fascist politicians to the European Parliament in Brussels. What's behind the xenophobic uprising? Anger, poverty, unemployment, and the feeling that the interests of everyday...