Recently, I read 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, a book that has been acclaimed as the greatest novel of the decade so far. I say "recently": actually it took me most of my life to date.
The government panicked over the threat of swine flu – and got its response completely wrong
I want a coffee but I can't get one.
Walking into the McDonald's on Oxford Street made me feel like Rip Van Winkle
Directgov seems intent on amplifying our fear of mortality
Too many young people are encouraged to dream of fame when, in reality, their prospects are bleak.
Outside the pub on a wet south London traffic intersection, the prevailing mood is downbeat. But inside, although it's only 11.15am on a Tuesday, the atmosphere is lively. Lively and very old.
The name of this new column could hardly be more apt this week, as - even by the neurotic standards of my life, which lead me to regard almost anything, from losing a fountain pen upwards, as a crisis - something has just occu
These days all vicars are randy and all nuns are harridans. Is it really such a surprise that nurses
Sun, sea and excess on the Côte de Crime
Like Boudu the tramp in Renoir’s film, I like to take advantage of the generosity of my hosts
Since the mid-1990s, feminist opposition to fashion has all but evaporated. But are all these must-h
Google's aim is and always has been to help people find the information they are looking for. It's why our services have become so popular. They are easy to use and they work.
Why do our politicians always use the word "scourge" when they talk about drugs?
I am depressed that there has been a brothel operating right under my nose, and I knew nothing about
At this party no one is even smoking. I feel like the Ancient Mariner, only not so garrulous
An edgy new sitcom casts an unflinching eye on how society treats the elderly
Criticised by both right and left, the Proms are nonetheless an annual institution that stays true t
In news that will have pretty much the same devastating effect on the female readership of this magazine as Paul McCartney’s marriage to Linda Eastman had on millions of Beatles fans, I have to say that the search for the next (in effect) Mrs Lezard has come to a shuddering but very welcome halt
Viagra can now be bought over the counter at Boots. But hold on – look east and you will find far be
My usual squalor has been limited by having a cleaning lady, and Razors. But the mice still prance a
Observations on recession successes
The voices of young Muslims must be harnessed to combat Islamic extremistism in Britain, argues the
The Mormon community can rightfully boast a long association with technological advancement, from th