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.
It would be so much fun to say that Roy Jenkins remade Britain in his own degenerate image. The only problem is, it isn’t true
12 March 2014 05:45 PM
How glorious to make him a caricature of a decadent toff from ‘Brideshead Revisited’
11 March 2014 12:00 AM
Novelists say they must write snappier first lines in order to grip today's distracted readers. But the classics can teach us a thing or two about arresting openings, says John Walsh
08 March 2014 12:00 AM
A few summers ago, the weirdest pop-up restaurant in London popped up on the roof of a car park. Frank’s Café, as it was called, was the invention of the Hannah Barry Gallery in Peckham. They commissioned a temporary wooden pavilion from the architects Lettice Drake and Paloma Gormley (Antony’s daughter) to go on the roof of Peckham’s multi-storey car park, alongside a sculpture exhibition called Bold Tendencies.
05 March 2014 07:50 PM
How will a government assess whether a house has tipped into the £2m bracket?
Iggy Pop was a punk before punk was invented but now the master revivalist is set to take a regular BBC Radio 6Music slot
28 February 2014 07:03 PM
The wildest of rock’s wild men, the drug fiend’s drug fiend is to be a DJ
Jones & Sons, restaurant review: You'll be more impressed by the charm than the cooking at this theatrical venue
22 February 2014 12:00 AM
Pitched at the cusp of Kingsland Road and Stoke Newington High Street, bounded to the south by Dalston Junction and to the west by Hackney Downs, Jones & Sons is a new eating house in a groovy part of norf-east London.
19 February 2014 07:00 PM
School children will assume Marie Antoinette wore Manolo Blahniks and Kennedy was shot by the FBI
19 February 2014 12:00 AM
A French restaurant critic has leaked details of next week's Michelin awards, accusing the guide of losing the plot. But ratings are worth the foodie fallouts, says John Walsh
08 February 2014 12:00 AM
I remember being baffled by a London Transport advertisement from my teenage years, encouraging people to use buses. It appeared on hoardings and bus shelters all over the metropolis, and showed a wretched-looking couple shielding themselves from a downpour at a bus stop while, in the distance, the Number 74 (or whatever) hove into view, lights blazing and driver beaming. The message on the poster read: 'A Welcome Sight on a Dark Night!'.
04 February 2014 12:00 AM
Former altar boy John Walsh explains just what it is the lapsed are returning to
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
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- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'