Society
15 May 2000
When non-fiction books die - that is, when they are proved wrong, superseded, rendered irrelevant - the overwhelming...
Society
08 May 2000
The other day, I was at a party after the screening of a film when I was introduced to one of the people involved in it...
Society
01 May 2000
Did you see the recent advertising campaign for IKEA which was based on the slogan, "Don't be so English"? What must...
Society
24 April 2000
The other day, a hunt rode past our garden. Such a sight - the flash of a scarlet coat, the thumping of hooves, the...
Society
17 April 2000
I have to confess that I'm not someone who spends much time reading the personal finance pages of newspapers. I know...
Society
10 April 2000
Alongside my fear of suddenly finding myself on stage in the middle of a play and not knowing my lines, I have another...
Society
03 April 2000
So now, Stanley Kubrick being dead, A Clockwork Orange has been finally re-released, without much fuss and without...
Society
27 March 2000
Nigel Wrench, one of the most famous news presenters on Radio 4, became HIV-positive in 1993 as a result of having sex...
Society
20 March 2000
Last week, a friend was complaining to me that some people had unrealistic expectations of new Labour and would not be...
Society
13 March 2000
In one of his lifemanship books, Stephen Potter recommends that if the person next to you on a plane asks what you're...
Society
06 March 2000
Do you remember the ridiculous level of coverage when the last Oasis album came out? Newspapers were reviewing it on...
Society
28 February 2000
When I was younger, I would often arrive at the cinema after the film had begun. It didn't matter much, because when...
Society
21 February 2000
Let nobody deny that there are any stunning experiences at the Millennium Dome. This week, I walked across the almost...
Society
14 February 2000
Each week, the Times book pages feature a regular item on "How I Write" in which someone with a new book out describes...
Society
07 February 2000
This week I discovered that there is something called the British Association of Toy Retailers. It even has a boring...

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