Grace Dent

Grace Dent writes about television for The Independent

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All in a day's work: the players in the forthcoming 'Posh People: Inside Tatler'

Grace Dent on TV: After watching Posh People: Inside Tatler I'm happier to be a peasant

But just as we should 'hug a hoodie', we should also, I believe, learn to 'hug a Hooray Henry', because poshness is an accident of birth

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?

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Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
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The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
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Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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