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Tuesday 2 April 2002 April 2002
Louise Madden
Calculating the 'digital divide'
Access plus skills does not equal a solution.

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

Mark Adnum
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
War without ends
What are the Israelis and the Palestinians fighting for?

Andy Miah
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
Calculating the 'digital divide'
Access plus skills does not equal a solution.

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

Mark Adnum
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
War without ends
What are the Israelis and the Palestinians fighting for?

Andy Miah
Catching up with Frankenrunner
The World Anti-Doping Agency's concerns about GM athletes raise new questions about the drugs regime in sports.

Thursday 4 April 2002
Helene Guldberg
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
TV UK, 4 April
Dead royals, red ties and ratings v principles.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 4 April
ITV Digital collapse: the end of football, or a blessing for club chairmen?

Brendan O’Neill
When nation-building destroys
Is the new Afghanistan a 'human rights triumph' - or 'not a pretty picture'?

Helen Guldberg
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
TV UK, 4 April
Dead royals, red ties and ratings v principles.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 4 April
ITV Digital collapse: the end of football, or a blessing for club chairmen?

Brendan O’Neill
When nation-building destroys
Is the new Afghanistan a 'human rights triumph' - or 'not a pretty picture'?

Friday 5 April 2002
Brendan O’Neill
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
The best of British angst
Behind the rebranding of BBC1 and British Airways lies a teenage identity crisis.

Brendan O’Neill
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
The best of British angst
Behind the rebranding of BBC1 and British Airways lies a teenage identity crisis.

Monday 8 April 2002
Mick Hume
Ali G and the Queen Mum: keeping it surreal
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Mick Hume
Ali G and the Queen Mum: keeping it surreal
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 9 April 2002
Dominic Standish
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
Phoney fears about driving
Are drivers a menace on their mobiles?

Patrick Sauer
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
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
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
Phoney fears about driving
Are drivers a menace on their mobiles?

Patrick Sauer
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.

Wednesday 10 April 2002
Patrick West
New Labour’s alien extras
On Blair's debt to Star Trek, golf club bores, and Euro-insults.

Thursday 11 April 2002
Jennie Bristow
Myth as history
The reaction to the reaction to the Queen Mother's death smacks of wishful thinking.

David Chandler
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
TV UK, 11 April
What kind of sick person would want to watch The Truth About Lesbian Sex?

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

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 11 April: putting that foot in proportion
Have England's World Cup ambitions been shattered by a broken metatarsal?

Josie Appleton
The Queen Mum Queuers
How was it for you?

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

Jennie Bristow
Myth as history
The reaction to the reaction to the Queen Mother's death smacks of wishful thinking.

David Chandler
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
TV UK
What kind of sick person would want to watch The Truth About Lesbian Sex?

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

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 11 April: putting that foot in proportion
Have England's World Cup ambitions been shattered by a broken metatarsal?

Josie Appleton
The Queen Mum Queuers
How was it for you?

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

Friday 12 April 2002
Toby Marshall
The teaching temps
Even if the UK government can get people into teaching, they are unlikely to stay.

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

Mick Hume
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.

Tuesday 16 April 2002
Kevin Rooney
Speaking out
Why I refused to stay silent for the Queen Mum. A Celtic fan writes.

Jennie Bristow
Looking after Mum and Dad


Stuart Blackman and Richard Northover
More festival than science
Living to eat, greenhouse gas and 'rethinking everything': two science journalists report on the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Jon Holbrook
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
Speaking Out
Why I refused to stay silent for the Queen Mum. A Celtic fan writes.

Jenny Bristow
Looking after Mum and Dad
How did parents ever get through the Kevin years without the UK National Family and Parenting Institute?

Stuart Blackman and Richard Northover
More Festival than Science
What are science festivals for? To inspire, educate, communicate complex ideas in an accessible way?

Jon Holbrook
Where's the humanity in human rights?


Wednesday 17 April 2002
Tessa Mayes
Making babies
Decisions about genetic selection should be left to parents, not panels of experts.

Duleep Allirajah
'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
The sleaze disease
How did a ridiculous panic over smallpox descend into a scandal over sleaze?

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
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
Making babies
Decisions about genetic selection should be left to parents, not panels of experts.

Thursday 18 April 2002
Dominic Standish
A cry to be heard
Dominic Standish reports from Italy on the confusion behind Tuesday's general strike.

Daniel Ben-Ami
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
Offside, 18 April
The anatomy of the furore about That Foot.

Brendan O’Neill
Pill panics and food fights
A round-up of scare stories that hit the headlines in March.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 18 April
Has the demise of the class system killed the British sitcom?

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

Monday 22 April 2002
James Heartfield
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
The anti-imperialism of idiots
Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 23 April 2002
Josie Appleton
Defending democracy - against the voters
The reaction to Jean-Marie Le Pen's success in the French elections is deeply anti-democratic.

Jennie Bristow
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
Choking on the facts
Is there such a thing as the 'World Trade Centre cough'?

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

Stuart Blackman and Richard Northover
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
Degrading Darwin
How the theory of natural selection has suffered at the hands of history and culture.

Wednesday 24 April 2002
How Hollywood is re-editing its Manhattan skylines.
WTC RIP


Allison Felus
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?

Thursday 25 April 2002
Ray Crowley
Hot-wiring the electorate
Vote by phone, text-message, internet or urinal...but will it make electing your local councillor more interesting?

Virginia Hume
Food: Executive Relief, April 2002
Easy posh dinners for people who value their time. This menu from Alistair Chandler.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 25 April
Dominique Walker began making a straightforward documentary about a serial fraudster, but realised he was trying to con her.

Friday 26 April 2002
Jennie Bristow
Trials and tribulations
The Damilola Taylor trial was about politics, not justice.

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

Monday 29 April 2002
Dominic Standish
Where are Le Pen friends now?
The spectre of fascism is not haunting Europe, reports Dominic Standish from Italy.

Christopher Coker
Risk management goes global
Our risk society has changed everything, especially the way we view security.

Stuart Blackman
A chilling climate for science
The London Science Museum's exhibition on climate change sacrifices scientific fact for lifestyle tips.

Rishi Dastidar
The Cure for bad behaviour?
A small Kansas suburb is spending $237,000 researching gothic teens.


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