3 May 2001

Corporations in denial

As the City of London recovers from Dress-Down May Day, why are big firms so keen for their staff to look anything but corporate?

24 April 2001

Peer groups bad - friends good?

'When UK government policy flags up "peer pressure", what it means is that young people's friends are the problem. So why doesn't it just say that?'

12 April 2001

Making a drama out of a crisis

At every stage, the panic over foot-and-mouth has run ahead of the disease. Is it any wonder we are now in such a mess?

5 April 2001

On holiday in foot-and-mouth country

How can the UK government hope to encourage tourists towards a diseased countryside, when the local inhabitants can't even walk their dogs?

29 March 2001

Supermarkets are - super

They stand accused of everything from killing the high street to fuelling the foot-and-mouth crisis. But what have supermarkets done to deserve it - other than providing a large variety of nice, cheap food?

27 March 2001

Why the Popstars can't be popstars

'ITV's Popstars made the Spice Girls look like the most original thing since Dylan.'

26 March 2001

A spicy read?

Jennie Bristow reviews Geri Halliwell's If Only and Helen Fielding's The Edge of Reason.

26 March 2001

Safe Spice

Who do they think they are?

13 March 2001

The smoking debate

'You don't want to take sides with either contestant in the battle between pro-smokers and the antis. You should just watch out for the referee.'

8 March 2001

Chick Lit to Smith Lit

The worst thing that can happen to young female authors is that they are taken so damn seriously.