Grace Dent

Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent

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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

Judy Finnigan has since apologised unreservedly for her comments about the convicted rapist Ched Evans, saying they were “badly worded”.

Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist

Evans and his supporters seem to think that it’s not rape if the victim can’t quite remember what happened

Brenda Leyland was approached by Sky News at her home in Leicestershire last week

The case of Brenda Leyland and the McCanns is a thoroughly modern tale of internet lawlessness

You can’t accuse a TV reporter of ‘hounding’ someone who is guilty of trolling

Grace Dent on TV: Dapper Laughs is unpleasant sexism dressed up as 'banter'

He's that lad in any group of lads you might run into in a bar who takes 'banter' to 'creepily offensive'

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'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'