Freddie Mercury

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

The lost joy of swearing

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Upon discovering that Sinéad O’Connor has converted to Islam, I was about as shocked as a Yuletide shopper hearing the…

Mercury rising: Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

A succession of predigested clichés: Bohemian Rhapsody reviewed

27 October 2018 9:00 am

There is a moment in Bohemian Rhapsody when the screen swims with print. The reviews for Queen’s epic new single…

You wouldn’t believe how little we knew about gay life in the 1980s

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Once, the world barely knew there was a closet to come out of

Palaces and alleyways: Stone Town

The wonders of Zanzibar’s Stone Town

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Mark Palmer explores the Spice Island’s historic heart