Grace Dent

Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent

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It's not just what neighbours do that makes them lovely or awful - it's what they don't do, too

Grace's neighbours don't like loud techno, or invite a legion of shriekers to barbecues

Matt LeBlanc tiptoes towards middle age in a wholly Hollywood male manner: improving

Grace Dent on the TV comedy actor, 48 today

Who can blame the Scottish for trying to distance themselves from the deep-fried Mars bar?

It’s unfair for Scots to go out into this world tarred with this big, battered brush

We should all resit our English Literature GCSEs at the age of 40

With Harper Lee frenzy taking hold, Grace has returned to To Kill a Mockingbird

The 'degrees are useless' theory is fine if you're posh, assertive and lucky - the only people it fails are poorer children

Rich kids bypassing uni for top jobs shows just how rigged our society is

Yoga

Grace Dent: You could argue that any form of exercise taken up after the age of 35 is cult-like

Putin shouldn't ban yoga. He should pull on some leggings and get stuck in.

 

Karen Danczuk is married to anti-child sex abuse campaigner Simon Danczuk MP

The less said about the Danczuks the better – but try and stop them

It’s not often one yearns for the era of sexless political robots like John Major...

Small talk isn't about gathering facts. It's about getting the ruddy job done

The "job" being nine arduous minutes left with a joy-vacuum uncle at a barbecue

Two tourists pay respects to victims of IS attack on beach in Sousse, Tunisia

Tunisia attack: Is Isis really at war with British grans on their sunloungers?

The killer attacked what he saw as ‘the infidel’ – a beauty blogger, a football coach and a carer

For those eight hours flying first-class, it felt like none of life's tedious minutiae existed

Grace recalls a flight being pampered with a dozen other first-class adult babies

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