22 January 1999
It's taken me a good five days in Sydney to realise that the bouncer outside the city centre pub was absolutely right...
15 January 1999
I'm in Sydney this week to address the Australian Sociological Congress on postmodernism and after. According to...
08 January 1999
"Bloody hell, Laurie, I see you've got that new Gillette Mach 3," said Ben when he emerged from my bathroom for the...
01 January 1999
We don't have many Christmas traditions in my family. When my mother was alive she did her best to create one by...
18 December 1998
I certainly don't wish to fill a column which has got to last you for the next two weeks with something which will...
11 December 1998
For the whole of this month I've been carefully looking for opportunities to play around with small children. Only last...
04 December 1998
I was going to save this information until the next significant dinner party silence but, deferred gratification never...
27 November 1998
I like to think that I have a modest reputation as a rumour-monger. If anyone tells me in absolute confidence on...
In these days of orgasmic bliss for all, it's a relief to discover a healthy disgust of bodily fluids
13 November 1998
Helen doesn't like saliva. Whenever we accidentally meet in the basement room of Broadcasting House, which the BBC...
Maybe we don't need to move Parliament to Hull. But we do need to overhaul its alienating traditions