Culture

Why the BBC weather forecasts wind me up

13 May 2018 8:30

One of George Santayana’s most famous dicta is that ‘To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state…

Chavs of Britain, unite!

12 May 2018 10:00

Paige Bond is an attractive blonde lady of a certain age – thrillingly, the Evening Standard claimed that she was…

Banning students from banning speakers is beyond stupid

3 May 2018 15:40

So, the government has finally come up with a solution to the scourge of yellow-bellied censoriousness that has swept university…

If Mumsnet can stand up for free speech, why can’t MPs?

17 April 2018 16:34

OK, I admit I’m a bit of a Mumsnet groupie, but this needs to be said: Justine Roberts is great. Roberts…

The left’s prophet of doom is still wrong

23 March 2018 8:09

The Left has found something to raise its cheer. Needless to say, it is someone predicting that mankind is doomed. The…

Facebook’s enemies are relishing Mark Zuckerberg’s troubles

21 March 2018 21:58

Zuck speaks! He’s finally responded to the Cambridge Analytica debacle. To be honest, I could have predicted almost word-for-word this evening’s statement: It…

Nope, I’m not nostalgic for the NME

14 March 2018 11:24

It’s no secret that my career isn’t quite what it was (lucky I’m rich!) so imagine my feeling of glee…

Bring back our bitchy celebs!

9 March 2018 14:45

You would have to be quite odd not to approve of the sudden surge of solidarity amongst Hollywood stars of…

How the ‘safe space’ culture breeds violence on campus

6 March 2018 18:43

Not even twenty minutes had passed into the discussion between guest speakers Carl Benjamin and Yaron Brook at King’s College…

Morally bankrupt sport fans will forgive any abuse

6 March 2018 15:55

The death of Zac Cox is more than a horrible industrial action but a metaphor for modern sport: the scale…

Arsenal’s problem? French bureaucracy

2 March 2018 11:00

It’s ending in jeers for Arsène Wenger as his relationship with the club he began managing in 1996 hits rock…

Hollywood stars have lost their shine

28 February 2018 10:45

Reading the lip-smacking reports of the latest troubled celebrity relationships  (Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux definitely high and dry, Cheryl…

Citizenship is dead

23 February 2018 14:00

Once in a while some Socialist Worker people set up a stall outside my local Tesco to shout slogans at…

Controversy PR: how brands cash in on the offence economy

23 February 2018 11:04

It shouldn’t surprise us that brands have attempted to make money from outrage.

Humans love to hunt – and now we do it online

21 February 2018 12:27

The aim is the same: to tear the fox – or the person – apart.

The destructive culture of perfection

21 February 2018 10:25

We are all capable of good and evil, and what we do, how we choose to act, is sometimes a matter of circumstance.

Is it really homophobic to ask whether two men can make a baby?

18 February 2018 9:17

When I saw the photo of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black holding a photo of an ultrasound, and all…

Will Jordan Peterson convert to Catholicism?

16 February 2018 10:39

I have mixed feelings about Jordan Peterson, whose 12 Rules for Life I have just ploughed through. There is much…

Children’s cinema is conservative – and brilliant

14 February 2018 10:58

The Oscars promise to be truly unbearable this year, with vomit-inducing levels of sanctimony followed by the usual gibberish from…

On Valentine’s Day and sexual immorality

14 February 2018 9:56

The coincidence of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day seems the right moment to air my dark, wintry perspective on human…

Peter Rabbit, will you repent?

13 February 2018 8:28

First they came for Georgy Pyatakov and then it was Peter Rabbit. Admittedly there have been 81 years between the…

In defence of Katie Price

12 February 2018 15:22

What do we talk about when we talk about Jordan? Not the country, or the river, or the cultural commentator…

Watch: Justin Trudeau mansplains mankind

6 February 2018 17:04

Justin Trudeau is no stranger to virtue signalling, but he has surpassed himself with his latest gesture. The Canadian PM…

Why is porn ok but grid girls aren’t?

2 February 2018 12:22

I guess there comes that time in every man’s life when he realises he is in fact a dinosaur and…

The one where millennials don’t get Friends

29 January 2018 13:05

All progress is war on the past and millennials are particularly merciless combatants. The arrival of Friends on Netflix UK…