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Brighton has become an object lesson in why it is a disaster to vote Green

18 October 2014

I have just moved back to Brighton, and I am happy to report that it remains as shambolic as ever. The estate agent said before opening the door to a… Read more

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The

Blood oath

29 December 2012

The final instalment of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, premiered in Los Angeles last month, and the streets were thronged with its core audience of teenage girls and… Read more

Why is Romney courting the Tea Party? Because it’s more likeable than he is

1 September 2012

It wasn’t hard to tell the Republican establishment from the Tea Party activists at this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The different uniforms illustrated the unresolved tensions that… Read more

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Male order

31 March 2012

I suspect that, when men and women watch Mad Men, they see very different things. Women probably see a witty indictment of male patriarchy. I, on the other hand, see… Read more

Welcome home, Baby

29 January 2011

Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former dictator of Haiti once known as Baby Doc, returned to his native land last week, looking wide-eyed and frail. He read a statement in which he… Read more

Ted Kennedy is no model for Obama

2 September 2009

Barack Obama’s moving eulogy for Ted Kennedy has invited comparisons between the two men. In the wave of Kennedy nostalgia that is sweeping the US, it is tempting to dub… Read more