Alicia Keys Archive

If Lena Dunham and Cara Delevingne are feminist superheroes, we all are | Phoebe-Jane Boyd

Striking blows for gender equality used to be an intimidating undertaking: you’d really have to pull out something major. Hunger strikes, dying after being felled by a horse at the Derby, skinned alive with oyster shells – it’s understandable why most would decide: “You know what, I won’t.” Other options not involving death were going undercover as a Playboy Bunny, taking part in violent protests, …

#nomakeup: would you go au naturel like Adele?

Would you dare to bare all in public? We’re not talking nudity here – nothing so crass, but the idea of sharing photos of yourself without the benefit of complexion-enhancing foundation, eye-framing mascara and a pop of colour on your lips and cheeks. Your face, in all its naked glory, staring out from your friends’ Facebook timelines and strangers’ Instagram feeds. Would you? I confess, …