Grace Dent

Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster. She writes regular columns for The Independent, i, The Independent on Sunday and Saturday Magazine. Grace has also written eleven novels for teenagers.

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Sir Bob Geldof has drawn the usual ire for 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

Band Aid 30: You know it must be Christmas when everyone's shouting about a charity single

Ah, how I love the festive sound of intellectual critiques clashing with Geldof's populism

Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington

Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?

What we're hearing now are the final pathetic roars of a man who has always got exactly what he wanted

Westminster Palace at Dusk

If there’s nothing in the Westminster paedophile ring stories, then prove it

It should not be this arduous or tricky to find the truth about the Westminster paedophile ring stories

Gordon Ramsay at a cooking demonstration and news conference held to celebrate the opening of his first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas on 11 May, 2012

Gordon Ramsay and the great restaurant table-booking nightmare

The saboteur is is clearly a very naughty, grudge-fuelled indomitable mischief-maker

There is no such thing as a vaginal orgasm, according to new research

In the future sex should still be fun – even if you ARE trying for a baby

The prediction of recreational-only sex by 2050 shows up the impossible choices young women have to make

John Lewis Christmas advert: There's nothing wrong with Monty the penguin that a good scrub wouldn’t sort out

This ad challenges the pact I have with myself never to get involved with any screen-based anthropomorphised CGI animal

We can’t handle the truth – even when it’s Lena Dunham showing it to us

The ‘incident’ with the Girls’ creator’s younger sister highlights our confusion over children’s sexuality

Russell Brand is on his Messiah Complex tour

The rise of Russell Brand and Nigel Farage has proved one thing — the rest of our politicians are an indistinguishable mess

Voters and vote-abstainers throughout Britain see Westminster as being 'deep down, all the bloody same'

Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary, plans to quadruple the current maximum sentence for online abuse

Once we’ve decided what a 'troll' is, then we can work out if they need jailing

Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?

Lynda Bellingham: a lesson in life, and death

The dying, we seem to say, should spare our feelings

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent