Society
18 September 2000
I am addicted to reading obituaries. I don't want to sound like a complete and utter bastard, but just once I would...
Society
11 September 2000
Anthony Lane wrote in the New Yorker that the moment he heard that Speed was about a bus with a bomb on board which...
Society
21 August 2000
Normally when people come back from holiday in the middle of August and ask if anything interesting has happened while...
Society
14 August 2000
A new biography of Edmund White, which has just been published, reveals that he works for only one hour a day. Bastard...
Society
07 August 2000
In December 1899, Rudyard Kipling decided he needed his own car, so he hired one. It cost three and a half guineas a...
Society
31 July 2000
In last week's diary, I narrowly avoided making a fool of myself - all right, all right, a fool of myself again. At the...
Society
24 July 2000
A couple of days ago, I drove past a second-hand shop called "Junk and Disorder", which raised a smile. But I always...
Society
17 July 2000
A new British survey has suggested that, during the working week, professional men spend an average of ten minutes with...
Society
10 July 2000
Deborah Bosley's New Statesman article a couple of weeks ago, about the horrors of living in the country, certainly...
Society
03 July 2000
My wife and I - I always have difficulty with that phrase. It makes me feel as if I should be cutting a ribbon or...
Society
26 June 2000
There must be doctors all over the country contemplating the recent scandals involving cancer-test errors, incompetent...
Society
19 June 2000
There was once a psychiatric patient at the Royal Free Hospital in north London who suffered from an obsessive disorder...
Society
12 June 2000
From all the TV previews and special supplements in the newspapers, I see that it's going to be a Big Summer of Sport....
Society
29 May 2000
It's an unwritten rule - maybe even a written rule - that columnists shouldn't write about other columnists, let alone...
Society
22 May 2000
Have you heard of MP3? Do you have an MP3 program? Do you have an MP3 player? Have you already stopped reading this...

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