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Make Love Our Currency

The money’s gone, so it is time to save Valentine’s Day from false cupids with “for sale” signs, and reclaim love as the proper basis for all that we do.

Feb 2012
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All I Know about Gertrude Stein

Jun 2011
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The Secret Life of Us

We censor it, sentimentalise it, treat it as a commodity. But we can’t reduce its power. Jeanette Winterson on why art now matters more than ever.

Nov 2002
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Living Dolls

Originally conceived as a horror film, The Stepford Wives is now being played for laughs. So, asks Jeanette Winterson, what does this say about feminism today?
Jul 2004
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All about Eva

She was beautiful, but hated her beauty; her art was sexy, but deliberately ugly. Jeanette Winterson on the painful contradictions of Eva Hesse.

Nov 2002
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Tacita Dean

Sep 2005
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Rebecca Horn

May 2005
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Frida Kahlo

Jun 2005
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Glyndebourne

May 2006
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Desire: A Dangerous Flame

We think of it as an irresistible force—yet we are so in thrall to it that we have ceased to respect it. Jeanette Winterson looks at the power of desire.

Sep 2008
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Shafts of Sunlight

Poetry is not merely a luxury for the middle classes—it offers a tough language for those with hard lives. As a TS Eliot festival opens in London, Jeanette Winterson remembers how his poems helped her through her troubled teenage years.

Nov 2008
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Down and Out in Paris

For half a century, a crowded bookshop on the Left Bank has offered food and a bed to penniless authors—the only rule is that they read a book a day. Jeanette Winterson revisits Shakespeare and Company.

Mar 2009
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Six Feet under with Your Literary Heroes

Interviewing your favourite author is always a challenge, but even more so when he or she has been dead for years.

May 2011
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Once upon a Shop

Jun 2010
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Can You Move Diagonally?

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
Aug 2009
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The Kids Are All Right Makes Gay the New Normal

The surprise film success of the year is about gay mums. Have we finally arrived at a time when lesbians are no longer weird.
Sep 2010