Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
It's only early December and already I am sick of supermarkets getting all confused about the meaning of Christmas. There's Iceland, spoiling Christmas for everyone by associating it in our minds with prawn rings and some horror called a "beef garland". Then there's Sainsbury's, whose adverts claim to show "the moments that make Christmas special – brought to you by Sainsbury's", while actually showing all the special things that can't be bought in a shop.
It's feminism not masculism, why Amazon is cheap, feline charms and why some things should stay private
01 December 2013 12:00 AM
As an equalist, I see equal access to parental leave as an essential first step to true equality
30 November 2013 12:00 AM
This medieval Belgian city provides the perfect setting for Christmas markets and other festive activities, says Katy Guest
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
Amy Tan has made her name, with novels such as The Joy Luck Club (1987) and The Bonesetter’s Daughter (2000), writing about difficult mother-daughter relationships, the wobbly connections between America and modern China, and family secrets. In her seventh novel, set mostly in Shanghai as it evolves through the 20th century, she has surpassed herself.
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
When David Dimbleby revealed his new scorpion tattoo last week, there were those who rolled their eyes and implored the 75-year-old to act his age. It seems to me that 75 is the perfect age to get a tattoo: you know your own mind; your parents can't stop you; you don't have to worry about it looking silly when your skin starts to sag; and if you do decide that you hate it, you probably won't have to spend another 75 years regretting it.
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
There are excuses, and there are M&S excuses
The “Bechdel Test” for Swedish films: Welcome to the modern world, where women speak about more than just men
07 November 2013 01:54 PM
Shakespeare might fail the test too - but we're not in the 1500s anymore
03 November 2013 12:00 AM
Not a memoir, exactly, but rather “the view from old age”, Penelope Lively’s “life in time” is a reader’s pure delight. For starters, the book is a beautiful object in itself, as her books often are.
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
Ending two-for-one deals on perishables is a positive step, but there is more to do
23 October 2013 06:14 PM
For too long councils have bathed in cash from this wronged demographic
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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