10 July 2015

Amy was no victim. She’s a 21st-century heroine

She died at 27, yes, but her life was fuller and truer than most.

15 May 2015

The murder of Mayakovsky’s poetry

A Soviet crime — the neglect of their greatest poet — must be avenged.

14 November 2014

I’m definitely not this kind of girl

Lena Dunham is the voice of my generation? Piss off.

18 November 2010

Someone hand me a commemorative sickbag

Spare us the carnival of naffness that is the marriage of Wills and Kate and let’s cut the royal line instead.

26 October 2010

Something about this smoking confession stinks

Desperate to appear cooler than the office-supplies manager he fundamentally is, Nick Clegg has outed himself as a Smoker.

20 October 2010

Campaigning to keep Joan voluptuous

Womankind won’t spiral into depression just because Christina Hendricks from Mad Men is going on a diet.

14 October 2010

The sad decline of
la femme fantastique

Proposing an online register of ‘rapists’ is the maddest thing Germaine Greer’s done since she puked on Big Brother.

8 October 2010

Turning celebrity breakdown into art

I'm Still Here documents Joaquin Phoenix’s journey from Hollywood star to obese, beardy rapper. Or is he just messing with us?

27 September 2010

In the Milibore era, pity the poor satirists

With Cameron, Clegg and Ed running the show, political dramatists and comedians face tough times ahead.

Books 27 August 2010

The word of the Lord

The trouble with Lord Mandelson’s autobiography is that the thing he tries to paint as tragedy – the thwarting of his and Tony’s big plans – is enjoyed by most sane people as comedy.