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.
Oscar Pistorius trial: Is it a court of law or a bear pit? Enter the adversarial advocate – Gerrie Nel
18 April 2014 05:44 PM
Gerrie Nel is the latest in a long tradition of ferocious prosecutors
13 April 2014 12:00 AM
Speaking with your mouth full, eating off your knife. No longer are these the bêtes noires of the diner with decorum...
09 April 2014 05:33 PM
A new survey warns that kids who can remember the brand names of drinks referred to in song lyrics are twice as likely to drink to excess. Perhaps we could alter some lyrics?
05 April 2014 12:00 AM
Marcus Wareing's two-Michelin-star eating-house at The Berkeley has reopened after a £1.4m redevelopment. But will John Walsh be able to see past the ugly downlighters, dark shutters and corrugated-metal backdrop?
28 March 2014 05:27 PM
Darren Aronofsky’s epic has fallen foul of a world which has learnt to take offence at everything and to politicise religious belief
New edition of The Complete Plain Words will delight fans of no-frills prose - but can breaking the rules be the making of good writing?
27 March 2014 08:50 PM
The Complete Plain Words was first published sixty-five years ago and its impact on British society was immeasurable
Now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have 'consciously uncoupled', how might other celebrities avoid the dreaded d-word?
26 March 2014 12:59 PM
This is just a vodka-based domestic realignment, okay?
23 March 2014 08:21 PM
It’s salutary to consider how many things one could live without, or hardly ever needs
22 March 2014 12:00 AM
Exactly a century after their aerial namesakes, Orville and Wilbur, took to the air in 1903, the UK Wright Brothers – actually they're cousins, Ben Wright and Robin Hancock – took off in 2003, when they opened an oyster and seafood bar in London's Borough Market. The Market was at its apogee of trendiosity. City slickers flocked to the open-fronted premises, scarfing down plates of oysters, mussels, prawns and langoustine as if they were in Marseilles.
21 March 2014 09:36 PM
He is riskily candid, and has a genius for winding people up
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 3 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 4 African jawbone discovery pushes birth of humanity back by 400,000 years
- 5 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina