British feature writer. I specialise in profile interviews plus articles on culture, music, Russia, society, politics, language, health, technology, style, parenting, cocktails and, well, see below:
Talking about an AI revolution
On Dall-E, ChatGPT, and whether Generative AI spells the end of creativity as we know it.
The State of Burnout
Burned out? Join the club. How working us to exhaustion and beyond became the general condition of the global economy - and what to do about it
Work less, live more: is it time to end the five-day week?
Research shows that working fewer hours can be far more productive. Richard Godwin clocks on to find out if it’s true
Ben Whishaw: We’re all more fluid than is really discussed
Men, Talking, about Women, Talking.
Man vs Food: The Rise Of The Bro Diet
Why men are embracing extreme diets while women are rejecting them
The joy of the dump
Everything has its place at the dump, no matter how abject or broken.
FKA twigs is ageing in reverse
The visionary singer and dancer on the body, pain, sensuality, stars - and learning to lighten up
The Trials of Ellie Goulding
You've had a busy year, I remark to Ellie Goulding, 36, as she catches her breath after a five-hour photoshoot. 'I've had a busy life,' she says pointedly, cracking open a peach-flavoured Hard Seltzer.
'I'm just in the pond along with everybody else'
'People look at me like I have the answers to things. I don't.' After five decades on the big screen, Sigourney Weaver is showing no sign of slowing down, with four movies in the pipeline
The Snacklash! Or: Why There's No Such Thing as a Healthy Snack
The dawn of the obesity crisis coincides with the invention of snacking - which did not really exist as a concept before the food industry created it in the mid-20th century.
Meeting Britain's Strictest Headteacher
I first interviewed the disciplinarian educator Katharine Birbalsingh a decade ago - and we spent most of our time arguing. Has she mellowed now that she has her own school?
Straight Outta Russia
I spoke to Russian rapper FACE (aka Ivan Dryomin) on his opposition to Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, the popularity of hip hop in Russia, and the authorities attempts to silence it
Tessa Thompson's Inner Weirdo
I interviewed the American actor on identity and persona for her film Passing. "We're all put into boxes that we don't fit into", she said.