Christina Patterson is a writer, broadcaster and columnist. She writes about politics, society, culture, travel, books and the arts. She has interviewed writers and artists ranging from Martin Amis to Eddie Izzard and Werner Herzog, and did the first interview after he left office with Gordon Brown. A former director of the Poetry Society, and literary programmer at the Southbank Centre, she has written for the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Time, the Spectator and the New Statesman. She’s a regular commentator on radio and TV news programmes, a regular reviewer on the Sky News press preview, and a regular guest on The Review Show. She has campaigned to improve standards in nursing in a series of articles in the Independent, by speaking at conferences, and in programmes she has made for Radio 4 and The One Show. Christina is the only woman on the shortlist for the Orwell Prize 2013. She has now left The Independent, but can be contacted via her website, www.christinapatterson.co.uk .
30 October 2012 12:00 AM
British Gangsters: As an exhibition of photographs and a TV series document the murky underworld of the country's criminal gangs in the Sixties, Christina Patterson takes tea with some of the faces
24 October 2012 12:00 AM
Christina Patterson gets caught up in the rain at the Barbican's strikingly immersive new art installation
23 October 2012 07:00 PM
Do we really think the people who were hacking the phones never heard a whisper?
16 October 2012 06:58 PM
Those who argue for a 12 week limit for abortions don't deserve such a hate-filled response. There's logic on their side, too
13 October 2012 12:00 AM
Veteran panto-rocker and born-again Christian Alice Cooper says he's a nice man. He says he's the nicest he knows. And some of his best friends are gay
In the age of Facebook, insulting April Jones comes with a heavy price - as Matthew Woods is finding out
09 October 2012 06:17 PM
The 19 year-old produced an assortment of tasteless insults. In the age of social media and online interaction, what he said was unacceptable and deserves to be punished
09 October 2012 12:00 AM
In her new novel, Zadie Smith challenges the way people think about skin colour. She's not the only author trying to 'wake up' their readers
03 October 2012 12:00 AM
Josephine Hart's dream is realised in a new app
If Hanna Rosin really thinks this is the end of men, she can't have looked very hard at the evidence
02 October 2012 06:46 PM
A fifth of women don't have children. Why aren't these women rising to the top?
30 September 2012 12:00 AM
Il Fienile Boccagnano, Tuscany: A medieval barn is the sumptuous setting for a stylish hideaway in the Arezzo hills, says Christina Patterson
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
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- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Botched ice bucket challenge leaves man critically injured after plane drops hundreds of gallons of water
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