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The parent trap: can you be a good writer and a good parent?

Doris Lessing left her marriage and children to write. Seventy-five years on, Lara Feigel examines the author’s maternal ambivalence and explores her own struggle to balance motherhood and freedom When I tell people that I’m writing a book about freedom and Doris Lessing, their first response is often the same. …

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Jessica Jones: the timely return of a feminist superhero

As a detective traumatised by loss and abuse, the Marvel superhero remodels the victim narrative in a post-Time’s Up climate When she first became Marvel’s Jessica Jones for Netflix in 2015, Krysten Ritter had layers of resonance and magnetism. The actor, whose undignified exit from Breaking Bad had left a …

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