Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh contributes columns to the paper as well as writing features, interviews and restaurant reviews. He has been editor of The Independent Magazine, literary editor of the Sunday Times and features editor of the London Evening Standard.
22 May 2013 07:23 PM
This week saw a return to the stranger side of mystical and religious belief. Plus, can you really own Mount Everest?
20 May 2013 06:15 PM
We’ve had it up to here with the wizards-and-magic fiction genre. Ditto the romantic-vampires-and-werewolves one.
18 May 2013 12:00 AM
The American invasion of London continues. It seems only yesterday that Keith McNally opened a simulacrum of his New York brasserie Balthazar, to reviews that found the food pedestrian. The Shake Shack burger franchise will soon explode upon Covent Garden, along with the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co in the Trocadero, Piccadilly, while the hip New York hotelier André Balazs will open a new joint with a fancy grill in Marylebone. Soon you won't be able to move in London for luxuriantly-priced USDA steaks, seafood platters and ingenious deployments of quinoa.
Graham Norton: The go-to guy for anything from the Baftas to becoming 'the new Terry Wogan' and hosting the Eurovision Song Contest
17 May 2013 06:47 PM
He is a sarcastic, breezily insulting and camply subversive gay Irish pixie who has become the most ubiquitous presenter on TV. How has he managed it?
16 May 2013 06:50 PM
The pugnacious chef finally met a shambolic restaurant he couldn't save. John Walsh on when TV makeover refuseniks fight back
15 May 2013 06:03 PM
It seems modern espionage plays out like an old-fashioned drama
08 May 2013 05:41 PM
Plus, spare a thought for Kevin Horkin, the businessman with friends in low places
06 May 2013 06:14 PM
There was drama in Dubai on Sunday night when Justin Bieber, the tantrum-prone popstrel, was grabbed by a fan. He came from behind while the Beebs was singing “Believe” at the piano and tried to embrace him. But a minder hurtled across the stage and wrestled him to the ground, knocking the piano off the dais. It was initially unclear whether the teen dreamboat was underneath – fans could be heard shrieking “Justin! Justin! Oh my gahhhd…” – but soon he could be seen skipping across the stage, out of harm’s way.
04 May 2013 12:00 AM
The great Anthony Burgess used to live in Monaco. He was friendly with Princess Grace but wasn't wild about the Porsche-posing throng who hung out there. Asked how it felt to be "one of the Beautiful People", he replied, "Beautiful People? I have no time for those irrelevantly gilded with adventitious photogeneity".
Royalist, Republican or agnostic, let’s agree that the Queen doesn’t look like a barrel-chested flanker
03 May 2013 07:09 PM
We crave reality from our monarchs - but this new portrait has it all out of proportion
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