Media
24 October 2011
Little by little we are becoming inured to death online. A few weeks ago, we saw the publication by a court in Los...
Politics
17 October 2011
The declaration this week that the government is to consult on criminalising forced marriage, like David Cameron...
UK Politics
10 October 2011
I may be overly sensitive to the dangers of speed this week, having just been involved in a car accident, but the...
Newspapers
19 September 2011
What were they doing there? Apart from the questionable decision to spend up to £500 a night to stay in a straw hut...
International Politics
12 September 2011
One of the most striking differences between the United States and Britain is our attitude to religion. The UK is more...
International Politics
09 September 2011
If 9/11 taught America any stoicism, it certainly wasn't much in evidence from the media as Hurricane Irene approached...
North America
24 August 2011
On 5 August, the US deputy agriculture secretary, Kathleen Merrigan, announced that the number of farmers' markets in...
North America
22 August 2011
The consensus at Ian's Bakery, where the scones seem to take their inspiration from the Rocky Mountains framing us, is...
International Politics
08 August 2011
It was the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association (CGRA) gymkhana that got me thinking about Nice America and Nasty America....
Society
01 August 2011
I have always loved airports: the muddle and classlessness of them, the anonymity and freedom. I like how people are...
Newspapers
25 July 2011
There has not been a whiff of Hackgate in our local paper, which this week was leading with the usual mix of planning...
Newspapers
18 July 2011
The first time I met Rebekah Brooks, she reduced me to tears. It was after a Women in Journalism party that had lived...
UK Politics
04 July 2011
I once watched a teacher play a word game with a group of six-year-olds. The purpose of the game was to get from "...
UK Politics
27 June 2011
Iain Duncan Smith had it right. Eight decades ago, when the state pension age was reduced to 65, there were nine people...
World Affairs
02 June 2011
News reports seem to inform us every day of a "historic" event. Wills and Kate's forthcoming trip to Canada,...

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