April 2004

Patrick West Thursday 1 April 2004 comments

Blue Britain

The state of the nation’s depression.

Rob Lyons Friday 2 April 2004 comments

A waste of time

Recycling household rubbish is a moral exercise with little social or environmental benefit.

Andrew Calcutt Wednesday 14 April 2004 comments

Why The Face no longer fits

Who needs a 'style bible' when anything goes?

Josie Appleton Friday 16 April 2004 comments

El Greco

The National Gallery's sixteenth-century Greek doesn't need dressing up in Britart clothes.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 16 April 2004 comments

Offside, 16 April

Arsenal's bragging bites the dust.

Dolan Cummings Friday 16 April 2004 comments

TV UK, 16 April

The Opera Babes in Jerusalem discover the true meaning of Easter.

Mick Hume Wednesday 21 April 2004 comments

Blair’s EU-turn: British politics all at sea

The only certainty today is that anything can happen.

Eileen Munro Wednesday 21 April 2004 comments

Tracking parents

The UK government's proposed child protection database replaces professional judgement with generalised suspicion.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 21 April 2004 comments

Spiritless Olympics

The international miserabilism surrounding Greece's preparations for Athens 2004 threatens to turn the 'greatest show on Earth' into a public order problem.

Mick Hume Wednesday 21 April 2004 comments

Israel: the state they love to hate

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why there is little positive in today's Israel-bashing.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 21 April 2004 comments

An ‘epidemic’ of elder abuse?

How the abuse industry is victimising old people.

Ann Furedi Wednesday 21 April 2004 comments

Life is not a film

Women don't need to see videos of destroyed fetuses to understand the reality of abortion, says the chief executive of the UK's leading abortion and advice charity.

Ed Barrett Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

‘It’s stifling, that feeling of falseness’

Ricky Gervais talks to Ed Barrett about The Office and offices.

Martyn Perks Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

Touchy-feely toasters

A new book argues that products should be designed around their users' emotions.

Protesting too much Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

Protesting too much

Home truths spark the loudest screams of 'offence'.

Maggie Smith Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

Do companies care?

Report on the spiked-seminar.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

TV UK, 22 April

Blood, guts and abortion.

Alex Gourevitch Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

All quiet on the home front

The Democrats' focus on appearing 'electable' has stopped them from winning arguments.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 22 April 2004 comments

Offside, 22 April

It's Beckham's ball-control on the pitch that matters.

Keith Sutherland Tuesday 27 April 2004 comments

The Party’s Over

The author of a new book on the collapse of the British parliamentary system offers his suggestions for building something different from the rubble.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 27 April 2004 comments

Dead men talking?

A row over pictures of dead Americans and Iraqis is a sorry substitute for a debate about war.

Sandy Starr Tuesday 27 April 2004 comments

Taking Tarantino to task

The Kill Bill circus is a product of a culture incapable of doing a definitive version of anything.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 28 April 2004 comments

Whose C-section is it anyway?

The UK government wants to cut women out of decisions about Caesarean sections.

Mick Hume Wednesday 28 April 2004 comments

Hamza Hook: a panto villain

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Josie Appleton Wednesday 28 April 2004 comments

The object of art museums

James Cuno, director of London's Courtauld Institute of Art, believes that museums should stick to what they do best rather than trying to be schools or daycare centres.

Mark Adnum Wednesday 28 April 2004 comments

Good gay, bad gay

On paper, Monster is a queer activist's movie nightmare - so why no backlash?

Alan Miller Wednesday 28 April 2004 comments

9/11 commission: ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’

Futile speculations on what might have been.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 29 April 2004 comments

Offside, 29 April

Ron Atkinson did more for racial equality in football than the anti-racist brigade.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 29 April 2004 comments

TV UK, 29 April

Bad scallops and failing schools.

Patrick West Thursday 29 April 2004 comments

Shedding Enlightenment

Ron, run and reason.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 30 April 2004 comments

The fog of Fallujah

Was it an epoch-shaping battle or a bloody skirmish?