Grace Dent

Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.

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Maisie Williams toughens up as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones leak: Brits are now the world's biggest pirates, but I know how we can stop them

If they're going to spoil the fun, then they should have their TV shows spoilt too

From Her to eternity: Robyn has taken her lesbian dating app, Her, to San Francisco and New York

Grace Dent on TV: Channel 4's How to be a Young Billionaire proves there's no app for happiness

Not that being wealthy isn’t thoroughly smashing, it’s just rarely enough to sate the brains of business-minded people

The rise of DIY dentistry: Yet again social mobility seems to be in reverse

There is already a marked difference between the teeth of the rich and poor

General Election 2015: Grace Dent's guide to your ballot box options on 7 May

From Tory cutbacks to the Greens' radical and raucous proposals...

Nervous breakdown? David Threlfall as Noah in Tony Jordan’s version of the Biblical story

Grace Dent on TV: Noah in BBC's The Ark was great – as long as you didn't actually want animals or a flood

This telling is far more surreal and subtly hewn than the Biblical version

In case you were wondering what it's like to not always look down at your phone, I can tell you

When we 'look up' the human condition forces us to think some pretty troubling stuff

Smart phones, dumb reading: Rebecca and Harry from ‘Teens’

Grace Dent on TV: After watching Teens, thank goodness there was no social media when I was that age

Twitter was the sort of thing that Judith Hann alluded to on BBC1’s Tomorrow’s World

Ashya King arrives at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague in September

Ashya King: Was the NHS's choice of cancer treatment right or wrong? Let's not go there

At the heart of this episode is an uplifting story about a little boy – the rest is petty political point-scoring

True friends? Jason Manford and Rebecca Callard in ‘Ordinary Lies’

Grace Dent on TV: Jason Manford in Ordinary Lies shows us why we should all try to fake a death

No one wants to hear the boring honest truth that a car salesman is in the midst of a minor midlife crisis

Elton John does his best Ray Winstone impression during a concert last year

Dolce and Gabbana's views on IVF are wrong, but should we really be surprised? And what do all their new haters actually want?

I've joined Elton John's call to boycott D&G by cancelling my order of their £11,750 gown that fits the proportions of a pre-pubescent boy with rickets

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Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?