The state of the nation’s depression.
|Friday 2 April 2004|
A waste of time
Recycling household rubbish is a moral exercise with little social or environmental benefit.
|Wednesday 14 April 2004|
Why The Face no longer fits
Who needs a 'style bible' when anything goes?
|Friday 16 April 2004|
The National Gallery's sixteenth-century Greek doesn't need dressing up in Britart clothes.
Offside, 16 April
Arsenal's bragging bites the dust.
TV UK, 16 April
The Opera Babes in Jerusalem discover the true meaning of Easter.
|Wednesday 21 April 2004|
Blair’s EU-turn: British politics all at sea
The only certainty today is that anything can happen.
The UK government's proposed child protection database replaces professional judgement with generalised suspicion.
The international miserabilism surrounding Greece's preparations for Athens 2004 threatens to turn the 'greatest show on Earth' into a public order problem.
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.
An ‘epidemic’ of elder abuse?
How the abuse industry is victimising old people.
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.
|Thursday 22 April 2004|
‘It’s stifling, that feeling of falseness’
Ricky Gervais talks to Ed Barrett about The Office and offices.
A new book argues that products should be designed around their users' emotions.
Protesting too much
Home truths spark the loudest screams of 'offence'.
Do companies care?
Report on the spiked-seminar.
TV UK, 22 April
Blood, guts and abortion.
All quiet on the home front
The Democrats' focus on appearing 'electable' has stopped them from winning arguments.
Offside, 22 April
It's Beckham's ball-control on the pitch that matters.
|Tuesday 27 April 2004|
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.
Dead men talking?
A row over pictures of dead Americans and Iraqis is a sorry substitute for a debate about war.
Taking Tarantino to task
The Kill Bill circus is a product of a culture incapable of doing a definitive version of anything.
|Wednesday 28 April 2004|
Whose C-section is it anyway?
The UK government wants to cut women out of decisions about Caesarean sections.
Hamza Hook: a panto villain
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).
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.
Good gay, bad gay
On paper, Monster is a queer activist's movie nightmare - so why no backlash?
9/11 commission: ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’
Futile speculations on what might have been.
|Thursday 29 April 2004|
Offside, 29 April
Ron Atkinson did more for racial equality in football than the anti-racist brigade.
TV UK, 29 April
Bad scallops and failing schools.
Ron, run and reason.
|Friday 30 April 2004|
The fog of Fallujah
Was it an epoch-shaping battle or a bloody skirmish?