Rachel Cooke trained as a reporter on The Sunday Times. She is now a writer at The Observer. In the 2006 British Press Awards, she was named Interviewer of the Year.

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TV and Radio
24 October 2005
I love the way the steady pleasures of the radio schedules gently tether, even when you are all at sea. The other day,...
TV and Radio
17 October 2005
The other day I was in a garage, waiting for my car to return from its MOT. The radio I could hear in the background...
TV and Radio
10 October 2005
Above all else, BBC Radio and most of the commercial stations long to be: a) interactive and b) accessible. A desire to...
TV and Radio
03 October 2005
If I were a noble, sensible, cultural kind of person, I would devote this entire column to the extraordinary return of...
Books
12 September 2005
Books about fashion, especially books about fashion that aim at cleverness, always make me feel inadequate. Justine...
Books
25 July 2005
First things first. I might be a girl, but that doesn't mean I don't know about iPods. In our house, I am known as the...
TV and Radio
30 May 2005
By the time you read this, it will have started. Big Brother, I mean, not the summer. My heart sinks like a stone in a...
Books
16 May 2005
Is the idea of sin dead? It sometimes feels that way. Take politicians. On a good day, they are hypocrites; on a bad...
Politics
09 May 2005
In a funny way, election nights remind me of New Year's Eve: the action always seems to be somewhere else. You feel...
18 April 2005
The death of Andrea Dworkin is sad, and for many reasons. Apart from anything else, while she was alive I could take...
Books
28 February 2005
I might as well be honest about this. I took against Paul Reizin, the author of this long account of a man's pere-...
Books
17 January 2005
Sorry to be pompous so early in the new year, but this book illustrates pretty much everything that is wrong with...
Books
22 November 2004
In front of me is a photograph of an Austrian bodybuilder, Andreas Munzer. It was taken in 1996, just 12 days before he...
Books
18 October 2004
Someone must love The Vagina Monologues - what began as a one-woman fringe show became a smash hit off-Broadway and in...
Books
26 July 2004
Which comes first: the title of a Tony Parsons novel, or the insistent tug of a story that must be told? Difficult not...

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