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.
The clichéd decade: Cradle to Grave and Danny and the Human Zoo reviewed.
Adam Mars-Jones has created a clever, stoical and cool account of caring for a dying father.
Robinson is a pleasure: an old-fashioned newspaper hack to her very bones. But where are her female contemporaries?
Sixties show Aquarius and Channel 4's Louboutin documentary.
Admittedly, Life in Squares is a pretty high-class kind of soap opera - but it's still about who is sleeping with who.
Yes, Melvyn Bragg is charming, handsome, luxuriantly haired, articulate, a quick study. But there is something questing about him, too – and it is this that made him such a fine interviewee.
Better to give the viewer a quiet moment to absorb such horror than to attempt to underline it with one’s own feelings.
Is it a legitimate left-liberal position not to want any more cuts, yet still to feel that some people take the piss? Or does that make me Andy Burnham?
Cornell was a wildly prolific artist, yet in this beautifully unfussy, almost minimalist survey of about 80 of his boxes and collages, you will find not a single dud.
I wondered if there had ever been a lover. Had her parents been kind? When she cared for her ailing father, who had dominated whom?
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