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.
Between BBC Two’s portrait of Sylvia Plath and Mark Gatiss’s film about the artist John Minton, there was no competition.
The BBC Two series doesn’t tell us anything new about the motives of Trump voters, but it does remind us that people – even Trump’s people – are not all the same.
From a seductive French police drama to a powerful documentary about a child arsonist.
Dead girls, wrap-around porches and enervating humidity: this crime drama is like the bastard child of Carson McCullers and Big Little Lies.
There are so many blossomy female hormones, you can practically smell them.
Journalism is fun to do. But it’s never been that much fun to watch.
Not many writers come with lives as interesting as their books.
Why do highly educated, middle-class people go mad for the show?
Old women? Talking? No men around? It’s amazing it got made at all.
Meades delivered, in essence, an illustrated essay in which he praised slang, the language of the common man, and attacked jargon, used by idiots and charlatans.