David John Taylor is a British critic, novelist and biographer.
05 July 2015 12:00 AM
Being a rich man's girlfriend qualifies you for nothing, except the position you inhabit
Business people are the new trade unions - unelected but continually to be appeased in case they turn nasty
04 July 2015 09:00 PM
All-round subservience to commercial muscle extends across the political spectrum
28 June 2015 12:00 AM
Everyone agrees that he would have made a wonderful civil servant
27 June 2015 09:00 PM
It's hard to understand why so many are buying it – but then best-selling was ever an inexact science
21 June 2015 12:00 AM
Alceste Diocletian Penumbra has been lecturing in Oriental Languages at one of the smaller Cambridge colleges since the late 1980s. He has known no other employment. Yet he would be the first to contend that language-teaching is by no means the chief interest of an exceptionally quiet and blameless life.
20 June 2015 09:00 PM
In the US, undergraduates will study the theory of comedy. But will this spoil the fun? Discuss...
14 June 2015 12:00 AM
The best time to inspect Martin Starr (a pseudonym – his real name is Higginbottom) is between the hours of 9am and 6pm, Mondays to Thursdays, at the local branch of HMV.
13 June 2015 09:00 PM
... but, whether in politics or poetry, it's more about the person making it than about achieving an aim
06 June 2015 09:00 PM
Even the most obsessive football fans know that the lingering romantic idealism of the Corinthians cannot be separated from the stinking Fifa trough
31 May 2015 12:00 AM
It is 2.15pm in the cramped studio at Loamshire FM and, with the lunchtime show only a fleeting memory, Rossy Boy is in his element.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 2 What supermodels really think about posing in the nude
- 3 North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'
- 4 Black teen in critical condition after store employee 'shoots him for stealing 79-cent pack of cookies'
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers