Ruby Lott-Lavigna is a culture and politics writer, currently working at Comedy Central.

She has bylines in the New Statesman, Vice, Wired, The Guardian, Crack, The Debrief, Prospect, CityMetric and more. She is based in London.
  • /uploads/Screen%20Shot%202017-10-09%20at%2013.44.29.png Viva Forever

    Published:
    Oct 2 2017
    in Crack

    The untold story of the Lynchian video for the Spice Girls’ Viva Forever.


  • /uploads/nottinghill.jpg Notting Hill Carnival

    Published:
    Aug 24 2017
    in New Statesman

    Fears over Notting Hill Carnival reveal more about racism than reality.


  • /uploads/gettyimages-595704576.jpg Kensington

    Published:
    Jun 13 2017
    in New Statesman

    My constituency of Kensington is at breaking point — no wonder it voted Labour.


  • /uploads/Screen%20Shot%202017-10-09%20at%2013.54.50.png Online Campaigning

    Published:
    Jun 12 2017
    in Prospect

    After this election, it’s time to stop being snobbish about online campaigning.


  • /uploads/girls.jpg Girls

    Published:
    May 11 2017
    in New Statesman

    Girls is a brilliant show with a fundamental flaw — where does all that money come from?


  • /assets/img/handshake.jpg Donald Trump’s handshakes

    Published:
    Feb 14 2017
    in New Statesman

    A brief history of Donald Trump’s handshakes.


  • /assets/img/trump.jpg Trump in the UK

    Published:
    Feb 1 2017
    in New Statesman

    Trump in the UK — Can Britain cancel a state visit?


  • /uploads/pain.jpeg Period Pain

    Published:
    Jan 30 2017
    in The Debrief

    ASK AN ADULT – How painful are our periods, actually?


  • /uploads/trump.jpg music culture

    Published:
    Jan 20 2017
    in New Statesman

    What does it mean for a leader when their entire country’s music culture rejects them?


  • /uploads/what-i-learned-spending-a-1481115583.jpg men’s rights activist forum

    Published:
    Dec 7 2016
    in Vice

    I spent a week hanging out on a men’s rights activist forum.


  • /uploads/bike.jpg cycling

    Published:
    Sep 14 2016
    in CityMetric

    Why I hate cycling around London as a woman.


  • /uploads/Screen%20Shot%202017-10-09%20at%2013.48.14.png Björk

    Published:
    Sep 6 2016
    in Crack

    Making shapes with Björk and VR.


  • /uploads/weed-78aaab.jpg Women and weed

    Published:
    Aug 15 2016
    in The Debrief

    Women & Weed: Meet the female stoners.


  • /uploads/weed.jpg Weed

    Published:
    Aug 5 2016
    in Vice

    Women & Weed: The re-emergence of female cannabis culture.


  • /uploads/mokey%20emoji.png emojis

    Published:
    Jun 14 2016
    in The Guardian

    😀 them or 😡 them, emojis make our messages feel more like us.


  • Mumsnet

    Published:
    Jun 8 2016
    in Vice

    What it’s like to work at Mumsnet in your twenties.


  • /uploads/queen.jpg republican

    Published:
    Apr 21 2016
    in New Statesman

    Why is it unspeakable to be a republican in Britain?


  • /uploads/house-of-cards-20237-1920x1080.jpg House of Cards

    Published:
    Mar 14 2016
    in New Statesman

    How House of Cards made me a bad person.


  • /uploads/girls%20school.jpg single-sex schooling

    Published:
    Jan 6 2016
    in Guardian

    Society — not single-sex schooling — teaches women not to speak out.


  • /uploads/jamie.jpg Jamie Oliver

    Published:
    Oct 23 2015
    in New Statesman

    I love you, Jamie Oliver, but your sugar tax idea is classist.


  • /uploads/cupcake.jpg vaginas

    Published:
    Sep 23 2015
    in Vice

    Why are films so afraid of vaginas?


  • /uploads/farage.jpg Corbyn

    Published:
    Sep 8 2015
    in New Statesman

    Could Corbyn win votes from UKIP?


  • /uploads/corbyz.jpg Jeremy Corbyn

    Published:
    Aug 19 2015
    in New Statesman

    I took to Tinder to convince people to vote for Jeremy Corbyn. Here's what I learned.


  • /uploads/ruby.jpg column about you

    Published:
    Jul 30 2015
    in Vice

    What it’s like when your Dad’s job is to write a column about you for a broadsheet.


  • /uploads/rachel.jpg Rachel Mcadams

    Published:
    Jul 24 2015
    in Guardian

    Rachel McAdams: five best moments.


  • /uploads/amy.jpg Amy Winehouse

    Published:
    Jul 22 2015
    in Guardian

    Why the Amy Winehouse film is little better than the paps who hounded her.


  • /uploads/jamie%202.jpg Jamie Oliver

    Published:
    Nov 3 2014
    in New Statesman

    If you hate Jamie Oliver, you might just be a snob.


  • /uploads/teachers.jpg teachers

    Published:
    Jan 17 2014
    in New Statesman

    A lesson in appreciation: Why don’t we care about teachers?


  • /uploads/norway.jpg Norway

    Published:
    Jan 17 2014
    in New Statesman

    The sale of oil and gas has been highly lucrative for Norway — but should it continue?


  • /uploads/scroobius.jpg spoken word

    Published:
    Jan 2 2014
    in New Statesman

    My love-hate relationship with spoken word.