April 2002

Louise Madden Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Calculating the 'digital divide'

Access plus skills does not equal a solution.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Queen Mummified

Why does nobody know how to react to the Queen Mother's death?

Mark Adnum Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Thought-Proof Fence

A Sydney writer on why Australians have applauded a new film about the 'Stolen Generations' of Aboriginal children - even though the film sucks.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

War without ends

What are the Israelis and the Palestinians fighting for?

Andy Miah Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Catching up with Frankenrunner

The World Anti-Doping Agency's concerns about GM athletes raise new questions about the drugs regime in sports.

Louise Madden Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Calculating the 'digital divide'

Access plus skills does not equal a solution.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Queen Mummified

Why does nobody know how to react to the Queen Mother's death?

Mark Adnum Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Thought-Proof Fence

A Sydney writer on why Australians have applauded a new film about the 'Stolen Generations' of Aboriginal children - even though the film sucks.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

War without ends

What are the Israelis and the Palestinians fighting for?

Andy Miah Tuesday 2 April 2002 comments

Catching up with Frankenrunner

The World Anti-Doping Agency's concerns about GM athletes raise new questions about the drugs regime in sports.

Helene Guldberg Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

Mush! Mush!

On the day of the world's longest dog sled race, spiked's intrepid Norwegian embarked upon her debut husky ride.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

TV UK, 4 April

Dead royals, red ties and ratings v principles.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

Offside, 4 April

ITV Digital collapse: the end of football, or a blessing for club chairmen?

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

When nation-building destroys

Is the new Afghanistan a 'human rights triumph' - or 'not a pretty picture'?

Helen Guldberg Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

Mush Mush

On the day of the world's longest dog sled race, spiked's intrepid Norwegian embarked upon her debut husky ride.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

TV UK, 4 April

Dead royals, red ties and ratings v principles.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

Offside, 4 April

ITV Digital collapse: the end of football, or a blessing for club chairmen?

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 4 April 2002 comments

When nation-building destroys

Is the new Afghanistan a 'human rights triumph' - or 'not a pretty picture'?

Brendan O’Neill Friday 5 April 2002 comments

The USA can't help

We would all like to see peace in the Middle East - but it will not come from Washington.

Josie Appleton Friday 5 April 2002 comments

The best of British angst

Behind the rebranding of BBC1 and British Airways lies a teenage identity crisis.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 5 April 2002 comments

The USA can't help

We would all like to see peace in the Middle East - but it will not come from Washington.

Josie Appleton Friday 5 April 2002 comments

The best of British angst

Behind the rebranding of BBC1 and British Airways lies a teenage identity crisis.

Mick Hume Monday 8 April 2002 comments

Ali G and the Queen Mum: keeping it surreal

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume Monday 8 April 2002 comments

Ali G and the Queen Mum: keeping it surreal

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Dominic Standish Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Mamma's boys

An Italian court has forced parents to continue paying child support for their 29-year-old son. Dominic Standish reports from Veneto.

Luke Robins-Grace Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Phoney fears about driving

Are drivers a menace on their mobiles?

Patrick Sauer Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Least Likely To Win An Election...

If you want to know why America still needs the Electoral College, just think back to your high school days.

John Conroy Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Why Brazil shouldn't be 'GM free'

When it comes to GM food, the Brazilian authorities should put their people's needs before environmentalists' concerns.

Dominic Standish Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Mummy's Boy

An Italian court has forced parents to continue paying child support for their 29-year-old son. Dominic Standish reports from Veneto.

Luke Robins’Grace Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Phoney fears about driving

Are drivers a menace on their mobiles?

Patrick Sauer Tuesday 9 April 2002 comments

Least Likely to Win an Election...

If you want to know why America still needs the Electoral College, just think back to your high school days.

Patrick West Wednesday 10 April 2002 comments

New Labour’s alien extras

On Blair's debt to Star Trek, golf club bores, and Euro-insults.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Myth as history

The reaction to the reaction to the Queen Mother's death smacks of wishful thinking.

David Chandler Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

The not-so-new imperialism

The UK Foreign Policy Centre's pamphlet on Reordering the World is controversial for one reason: its use of the language of old-fashioned realpolitik instead of new human rights-speak

Dolan Cummings Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

TV UK, 11 April

What kind of sick person would want to watch The Truth About Lesbian Sex?

Ray Crowley Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Spot checks

A new survey finds wayward behaviour among teenagers. Lighten up - it's a learning curve.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Offside, 11 April: putting that foot in proportion

Have England's World Cup ambitions been shattered by a broken metatarsal?

Josie Appleton Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

The Queen Mum Queuers

How was it for you?

Sandy Starr Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Office politics

Will the Industrial Society's relaunch as the Work Foundation help to make happier workplaces?

Jennie Bristow Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Myth as history

The reaction to the reaction to the Queen Mother's death smacks of wishful thinking.

David Chandler Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

The not-so-new imperialism

The UK Foreign Policy Centre's pamphlet on Reordering the World is controversial for one reason: its use of the language of old-fashioned realpolitik instead of new human rights-speak.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

TV UK

What kind of sick person would want to watch The Truth About Lesbian Sex?

Ray Crowley Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Spot checks

A new survey finds wayward behaviour among teenagers. Lighten up - it's a learning curve.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Offside, 11 April: putting that foot in proportion

Have England's World Cup ambitions been shattered by a broken metatarsal?

Josie Appleton Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

The Queen Mum Queuers

How was it for you?

Sandy Starr Thursday 11 April 2002 comments

Office Politics

Will the Industrial Society's relaunch as the Work Foundation help to make happier workplaces?

Toby Marshall Friday 12 April 2002 comments

The teaching temps

Even if the UK government can get people into teaching, they are unlikely to stay.

Mick Hume Friday 12 April 2002 comments

Why the West is turning on Israel

The newfound discomfort with Israeli aggression is a symptom of the West’s loss of conviction in itself.

Toby Marshall Friday 12 April 2002 comments

The teaching temps

Even if the UK government can get people into teaching, they are unlikely to stay.

Mick Hume Friday 12 April 2002 comments

Why the West is turning on Israel

The newfound discomfort with Israeli aggression is a symptom of the West’s loss of conviction in itself.

Kevin Rooney Tuesday 16 April 2002 comments

Speaking out

Why I refused to stay silent for the Queen Mum. A Celtic fan writes.

More festival than science

Living to eat, greenhouse gas and 'rethinking everything': two science journalists report on the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 16 April 2002 comments

Where's the humanity in human rights?

David Chandler's new book From Kosovo to Kabul: Human Rights and International Intervention is a relentless critique of the human rights consensus.

Kevin Rooney Tuesday 16 April 2002 comments

Speaking Out

Why I refused to stay silent for the Queen Mum. A Celtic fan writes.

Jenny Bristow Tuesday 16 April 2002 comments

Looking after Mum and Dad

How did parents ever get through the Kevin years without the UK National Family and Parenting Institute?

More Festival than Science

What are science festivals for? To inspire, educate, communicate complex ideas in an accessible way?

Tessa Mayes Wednesday 17 April 2002 comments

Making babies

Decisions about genetic selection should be left to parents, not panels of experts.

Duleep Allirajah Wednesday 17 April 2002 comments

'A fantastic and elaborate carnival'

Tim Parks, author of A Season With Verona, talks to spiked's football columnist about the passion and ritual of Italian fans.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 17 April 2002 comments

The sleaze disease

How did a ridiculous panic over smallpox descend into a scandal over sleaze?

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick Wednesday 17 April 2002 comments

Medicalising everyday life

The British Medical Journal mocks the growing tendency to treat personal and social problems as medical conditions, but avoids the real issues at stake.

Tessa Mayes Wednesday 17 April 2002 comments

Making babies

Decisions about genetic selection should be left to parents, not panels of experts.

Dominic Standish Thursday 18 April 2002 comments

A cry to be heard

Dominic Standish reports from Italy on the confusion behind Tuesday's general strike.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 18 April 2002 comments

A very Brown Budget

The UK Budget has been discussed as a return to Old Labour principles - but its attachment to caution and prudence is New Labour through and through.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 18 April 2002 comments

Offside, 18 April

The anatomy of the furore about That Foot.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 18 April 2002 comments

Pill panics and food fights

A round-up of scare stories that hit the headlines in March.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 18 April 2002 comments

TV UK, 18 April

Has the demise of the class system killed the British sitcom?

Ray Crowley Thursday 18 April 2002 comments

A pile of pants

Text message bullies and 'sexy' knickers for 10-year-olds: another week's catalogue of the perils of being young.

James Heartfield Monday 22 April 2002 comments

Too late, the French left have a cause

Right-wing president Jaques Chirac is now embraced as the candidate of 'human rights' against Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Mick Hume Monday 22 April 2002 comments

The anti-imperialism of idiots

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Josie Appleton Tuesday 23 April 2002 comments

Defending democracy - against the voters

The reaction to Jean-Marie Le Pen's success in the French elections is deeply anti-democratic.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 23 April 2002 comments

Lord Irvine: Love Doctor?

The Lord Chancellor's 'Strategy for Marriage and Relationship Support' presents intimate relationships as a grown-up form of bullying.

Howard Fienberg Tuesday 23 April 2002 comments

Choking on the facts

Is there such a thing as the 'World Trade Centre cough'?

Peter Marsh Tuesday 23 April 2002 comments

Junk telly

The BBC series Food Junkies portrays fat people as helpless victims of fast-food multinationals. A sceptic chews it over.

Science talk

Man meets machine, unbalanced minds and how to fake your tax return - more highlights and lowlights from the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Stuart Hobday Tuesday 23 April 2002 comments

Degrading Darwin

How the theory of natural selection has suffered at the hands of history and culture.

Allison Felus Wednesday 24 April 2002 comments

A paler shade of black

Death to Smoochy is a dark comedy that wants to be mean-spirited - so why doesn’t it just get on with it?

Ray Crowley Thursday 25 April 2002 comments

Hot-wiring the electorate

Vote by phone, text-message, internet or urinal...but will it make electing your local councillor more interesting?

Virginia Hume Thursday 25 April 2002 comments

Food: Executive Relief, April 2002

Easy posh dinners for people who value their time. This menu from Alistair Chandler.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 25 April 2002 comments

TV UK, 25 April

Dominique Walker began making a straightforward documentary about a serial fraudster, but realised he was trying to con her.

Jennie Bristow Friday 26 April 2002 comments

Trials and tribulations

The Damilola Taylor trial was about politics, not justice.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 26 April 2002 comments

Offside, 26 April

A Blairite think-tank wants to rescue St George's day from racist football fans. How about rescuing football from Blairite think-tanks?

Josie Appleton Friday 26 April 2002 comments

The 's' word

The furore over David Blunkett's 'swamping' remark has further muddied the waters of the asylum debate.

Dominic Standish Monday 29 April 2002 comments

Where are Le Pen friends now?

The spectre of fascism is not haunting Europe, reports Dominic Standish from Italy.

Christopher Coker Monday 29 April 2002 comments

Risk management goes global

Our risk society has changed everything, especially the way we view security.

Stuart Blackman Monday 29 April 2002 comments

A chilling climate for science

The London Science Museum's exhibition on climate change sacrifices scientific fact for lifestyle tips.

Rishi Dastidar Monday 29 April 2002 comments

The Cure for bad behaviour?

A small Kansas suburb is spending $237,000 researching gothic teens.