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Is the pram in the hall still the enemy of good art?

Article: For about the first decade of my son’s life I thought Cyril Connolly had it bang to rights. This despite the fact that, of the eigh …

Saturday 20th June 2015 @ 12:00 am

So-called ‘Viagra for women’ leaves me cold

Article: TV presenter Davina McCall caused a small kerfuffle on social media last week by giving an interview in which she cautioned women to keep …

Sunday 7th June 2015 @ 12:00 am

I hope dancing Dermot O’Leary felt the love amid the pain

Article: If you’d asked me last week whether I’d find myself in tears at the sight of a sleep-deprived man dancing all day and night, …

Sunday 15th March 2015 @ 12:00 am

Myleene Klass is right – children’s parties are a social minefield

Article: There can be few softer targets for mockery than middle-class yummy mummies, as anyone who has ever listened to conversations at the gate …

Sunday 8th February 2015 @ 12:00 am

Colleen McCullough’s obituary shows looks aren’t everything. Unless you’re a woman

Article: f you’re a woman who has been made to feel a little slovenly and neglectful this week by the realisation that you haven’t had …

Sunday 1st February 2015 @ 12:00 am

I don’t want to lecture you… but do tune in to Reith

Article: Broadcasting, said Sir John Reith, first BBC director general, should be a public service that enriches the intellectual and cultural lif …

Sunday 23rd November 2014 @ 12:00 am

Lee Evans: sweaty, knotty tour de force

Article: If Lee Evans is serious about quitting standup, it’s hard to think of a performer who has earned his retirement more thoroughly.

Friday 21st November 2014 @ 12:00 am

Dapper Laughs: vile, humourless misogyny? It’s banter, innit?

Article: You may not have heard of Dapper Laughs. Lucky you. Allow me to enlighten you, if that is the word. Dapper – the cheeky nom de …

Saturday 8th November 2014 @ 12:00 am

Jihadis are terrorists. Don’t charge them with treason

Article: In a timely nod to the season of gunpowder, treason and plot, foreign secretary Philip Hammond has proposed reviving the dormant 1351 Tre …

Saturday 18th October 2014 @ 12:00 am

D-Day veteran escape: why we all love this tale of defiance

Article: Some of the greatest wartime dramas involve a daring escape; plucky soldiers making a break for liberty to rejoin their comrades on the b …

Sunday 8th June 2014 @ 12:00 am

Talking therapies are better than pills, but you have to find the right one

Article: Can therapy make you depressed? According to a study by researchers at Sheffield University, talking therapies – hailed for the bes …

Wednesday 28th May 2014 @ 12:00 am

How true should historical fiction be?

Article: Does historical fiction have a duty to be factually accurate? It's a question I've found myself discussing a lot lately, most recently on …

Wednesday 19th March 2014 @ 12:00 am

The mystery of MH370 goes to the heart of our fears

Article: The satirical website the Onion said it best on Thursday. The investigation into the fate of flight MH370 had been widened, it declared, …

Sunday 16th March 2014 @ 12:00 am

Was JK Rowling right to admit she was wrong about Ron and Hermione?

Article: The problem with books is that they are never finished, at least not from their author's point of view. I don't believe there's a writer …

Saturday 8th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

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