Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.
07 June 2014 12:00 AM
The home of mainstream, brain-relaxing telly, ITV, ran two The Secret Life of… documentaries on the most broad and inclusive of subjects this week: cats and babies. Well, I say inclusive. I didn’t bother with the baby one. I have a Facebook account, thus there are no more secrets about the world’s “bubbas” left to uncover. They look like pickled eggs and they make you very boring. The secrets are out. I did, however, due to the marvellousness of the cat documentary, catch up on its forerunner, The Secret Life of Dogs, which ran last year and is still available on ITV Player. I suggest you do, too, as to my mind most decent British people identify as either a cat person or a dog person.
02 June 2014 06:23 PM
Transport for London is seeking a new sponsor for the capital’s “Boris bike” cycle hire scheme after Barclays ended its sponsorship.
31 May 2014 02:36 PM
'There were several people I’d cheerily have seen murdered before Tina – how Fiz remains still breathing is a mystery'
Grace Dent: Of all the mass-murderers, Elliot Rodger is the one I’d most like to throttle. His creed was self-pity, his world a figment of the internet
26 May 2014 06:19 PM
He was an affluent youth enjoying all the luxuries of the Western world
26 May 2014 06:15 PM
Joan Bakewell says in later life one needs to give up ambition, rivalry and anxiety
Grace Dent on TV: Reeled in by Catfish, the show that’s created a fresh dictionary definition of deceit
23 May 2014 12:00 AM
Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.
19 May 2014 06:07 PM
It’s heartwarming that young people look up to Tom Daley and not Rihanna. But don’t they need role models who lead them astray?
12 May 2014 06:12 PM
Scatter-gunning faux-pas, mild outrage and well-meaning tactlessness
12 May 2014 06:08 PM
Did he lack Patience with tax returns? Or perhaps he got an accountant so he would Never Forget
09 May 2014 12:00 AM
Come off It, Bear! you can’t moan about insects with designs on your urethra
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 2 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 3 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories