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.
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
21 March 2014 10:48 AM
The Bloomsbury Group were, among other things, the foodies of their day, their enthusiasm for the heady flavours of southern French cuisine in tune with their love of French art. Now a new book offers a delicious taste of life at their tables
15 March 2014 12:00 AM
A visit to this dramatic nation is a chance to explore a vivid cultural history, says John Walsh
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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