Film
19 June 2006
Of all the stupid, ridiculous, mindless films I've ever seen (and, yes, I did catch Hannibal, and Swept Away, and Dumb...
Politics
12 June 2006
"The times when I feel like crying - that's when I have to watch out, because I know that I could go right over the...
Society
29 May 2006
For wannabe subversives, life used to be simple. To induce conniptions in Middle England, all that was necessary was to...
Books
15 May 2006
The scandal surrounding the young Harvard student Kaavya Viswanathan seems, on the face of it, to pivot specifically...
Health
01 May 2006
As depressing stories go, few beat that of Alison Davies, a single mother, and her 12-year-old autistic son, Ryan. Both...
Society
24 April 2006
It's a warm spring morning and I'm walking back from the shops, dressed in the widow's weeds I normally wear for a day...
Society
17 April 2006
Blame it on Tom Hanks. (No, not for Forrest Gump. Come on, guys, that was years ago.) No, this time Hanks is in the...
Books
03 April 2006
Periel Aschenbrand clearly believes that if you do something knowingly, then it magically becomes acceptable, no matter...
North America
03 April 2006
The girl hunched beside me on the couch is wearing a huge black poncho that covers everything except the nervous tap of...
Business
27 March 2006
"Right now," notes Barbara Ehrenreich, "America is in the grip of a cult of cheerfulness, which I first became aware of...
UK Politics
13 March 2006
Gordon Brown is a man hell-bent on wooing the general public (note his pastel ties; swoon at his new pearly whites!)....
Film
27 February 2006
Once upon a time, back when the world was young (in the days, say, when Anthea Turner's career consisted of more than...
Health
13 February 2006
For all of us, I guess, there crop up occasional enthusiasms that force us to question our beliefs. I identify myself...
Books
30 January 2006
James Frey, the bestselling American writer, does not like bullshit. We know this because, since the publication of his...
Lifestyle
19 December 2005
In recent weeks I, like many other people, have been brooding over my resolutions for 2006. I like resolutions, with...

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