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Adam Forrest is a feature writer for The Big Issue UK, and has won feature-writing prizes at the PPA Scottish Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He covers culture and ideas, politics and social policy. He tweets about these things, and Liverpool FC at @adamtomforrest

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Interview: Stephen Merchant on What Makes Great Comedy Timeless

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM

At this point in his career, Stephen Merchant knows a thing or two about successful comedy. The writer, director and actor, best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras, has won awards and plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic.

His new HBO sitcom...

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Could Fair Trade Meat End the Horseplay in Our Food Chain?

(3) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 7:00 PM

I can't be the only one scanning the local supermarket's rows of oven-ready and microwaveable meals a bit differently these days. In the age of 'horse-gate', the few minutes spent deciding whether to plump for processed spag bol or chilli con carne on the way home from work now comes...

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Gay Marriage in 2013: Will the Church Be Left Behind by History?

(277) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Change is a slow process. People usually need time to adjust to evolving social norms, especially when it comes sex - a subject we Brits struggle to discuss without giggling.

But sometimes history picks up the pace a little, pushing the unspoken and unresolved into the open. The year gone...

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Britain's Empty Homes: The Unlearned Lessons

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 9:29 AM

This week offers a chance to celebrate the progress made in bringing some of Britain's 710,000 empty homes back into use. Unfortunately, there is also reason to fear some of those responsible for 'regenerating' our towns and cities remain overly-fond of bulldozers and land-banking deals with developers.

The good news...

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Interview: Peter Serafinowicz on George Lucas, Gangnam Style and Twitter Wit

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Peter Serafinowicz is one of the most followed Brits in the Twittersphere and boasts a varied and impressive CV. So it's a little puzzling to find him so often dubbed a 'cult' figure. Perhaps it's the gently outlandish nature of his contributions to comedy. His friend Simon Pegg describes Serafinowicz...

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City Without Brakes: A Conversation About London With Julien Temple

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 1:32 PM

British historians have probably enjoyed 2012. Two big set pieces, the Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee, proved the ideal invitation to reflect on where we have come from, who we are now, and where we are going. If would be a shame if this largely London-centric orgy of celebration -...

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Interview: Jon Ronson on Robbie, Kubrick and Jonathan King

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 8:00 PM

A new book by Jon Ronson is always cause for cheer. The documentary filmmaker and author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats has a new collection of journalism - Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. Typically funny, dark and revealing, his adventures involve making...

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The Book Behind Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2012 | 2:09 PM

It hurts, just a little, to refer to the London Olympics in the past tense. We waited so long for the Games, and then they came along, and they were completely brilliant, and now they are gone.

Vivid memories linger, fresh enough to feel like they don't yet belong...

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