Kira Cochrane

Kira Cochrane works from London. Head of features, The Guardian Kira Cochrane has over 11752 followers on Twitter.

How female corpses became a fashion trend

Women posed as dead bodies are an advertising staple, including the new Marc Jacobs ad with Miley Cyrus. Why does fashion fetishise the female corpse?

Why is America giving gun licences to blind people?

It might seem like asking for trouble, but Iowa is not the only US state to allow blind people to carry guns.

xoJane cranks up the blog dial

The founder of the women’s website ?notorious for its lurid headlines and confessional writing finds licking eyeballs part of a good days' work.

‘Ageing gracefully is a lost concept for us’

As many as 10-million women worldwide have risked having the operation. <b>Kira Cochrane</b> asks why.

Living a lie for the American dream

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas kept a secret that could have meant his deportation from the United States.

Gay girls in the web of hoaxes

Sexual kicks do not seem to be the reason two men posted as lesbians online.

Bunny tales, rabbit droppings and life in the Playboy mansion

Playboy is about to open a new club in London aimed at men 'with money and taste'. But can Hugh Hefner's brand regain the glamorous sheen it once had?

More people make a clean break

It might be worth us all occasionally missing a shower or two, then, so long as we don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Lady, tramp, feminist icon

Is Lady Gaga an important feminist, a force for good? Or is she simply a canny performance artist? <b>Kira Cochrane</b> enters the debate.

Filling in the gaps

<b>Barbara Kingsolver</b>, winner of the Orange prize for fiction, talks about communism, Frida Kahlo and hate mail she received after 9/11.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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