Books
02 April 2009
Fiona Millar’s book about the challenges awaiting the busy mum belongs to a literary tradition of which I was unaware...
Culture
19 February 2009
Magazines have a tendency to overstate. When Anna Wintour wrote her editor’s letter for the latest edition of American...
Food and Drink
12 February 2009
I spent Sunday in a locked pen, down the side of the red carpet to the Baftas, with 70 competition winners. It was a ...
Environment
11 December 2008
Right. I am never going to buy an organic vegetable again. I say that partly because the organic "movement" is never...
Society
06 September 2007
It sounds like a joke out of Smack the Pony - a woman, nine months pregnant, goes into labour at work, and her employer...
Sport
28 May 2007
It's a conundrum - on the opening Thursday of any given Test match at Lords, there will be almost no women (no, no,...
Politics
16 April 2007
The government is peddling a new line about the health service. In précis, it is this: individual experience of the NHS...
Society
30 October 2006
I don't have children, but I've heard from parents that biting is the worst thing tots can do to one another. My best...
Society
25 September 2006
Milton Keynes has always brought the middle classes out in a kind of lugubrious fatalism. I remember going on a walk...
Lifestyle
19 June 2006
By an uncanny coincidence, this year's National Men's Health Week focused on mental well-being, while also coinciding...
TV and Radio
22 May 2006
Imagine my delight. Having weathered the body blow of being the last person in the country to discover the Radio 4...
Music and Performance
15 May 2006
It's often hard to tell what's going on with pop music superlatives these days. Parameters change and I am way too lazy...
Society
10 April 2006
It's like playing an obscure kind of parlour game, having a conversation with advertising guys where they're not...
Books
03 April 2006
This lovely book has two subtitles - A six-string odyssey and You love that guitar more than you love me - of which the...
Ideas
13 March 2006
You don't hear much about space these days - and when you do, you hear about how expensive it all is. It's a lot like...

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