Mark Watson is a stand-up comedian and novelist. His most recent book, Crap at the Environment, follows his own efforts to halve his carbon footprint over one year.

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Society
30 April 2010
With this election being forced down our throats in an unprecedented number of ways - TV, Twitter, unusually open...
Lifestyle
17 April 2010
Now that I'm the wrong side of 30, my thoughts naturally turn to death on a regular basis. My life expectancy is around...
Lifestyle
27 March 2010
The spate of recent news stories about the dangers of social networking has only served to remind me how dizzyingly...
Politics
11 March 2010
Gordon's best bits
Society
18 February 2010
God botherers
Lifestyle
04 February 2010
Preparing for fatherhood
Lifestyle
21 January 2010
Why I won't dance
Lifestyle
07 January 2010
Apocalypse soon
Society
17 December 2009
Lay off Christmas!
Lifestyle
03 December 2009
Fighting fire
Music and Performance
19 November 2009
Recently, Britney Spears got into trouble for miming her way through shows. She'd sold her tour as a live performance,...
Ideas
05 November 2009
Recently, I met a self-proclaimed bibliophile who, having hit his forties, had decided to "reread Dickens". I...
Lifestyle
22 October 2009
I'm on Mastermind
Books
08 October 2009
Recently, I read 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, a book that has been acclaimed as the greatest novel of the decade so far. I...
Lifestyle
24 September 2009
The name of this new column could hardly be more apt this week, as - even by the neurotic standards of my life, which...

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