It’s usually a task lurking at the bottom of our to-do list, but this issue we’re embracing a good old spring clean. We’re clearing up our minds, our wardrobes, our lives, as well as those dusty cobwebs lurking in the corners of our bedroom (just us?). It’s amazing what what we’ve learnt along the way. We’ve fallen back in love with clothes we’d forgotten about – inspiring us to question our ethical attitude to our sartorial choices – and reread those books that became pivotal in our lives, shifting our outlook and shaping the people that we have become. Elsewhere in the issue, we chat to the Slits’ Viv Albertine about death and body hair and sit a vegan at a dinner table with a couple of carnivores.