Rosie Millard

Rosie Millard is a British journalist.

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Forget Marissa Mayer. We should let mothers take their children in to work

Do you take your laptop into the labour ward? Or do you stay at home playing Frustration on the carpet? Why not just take your baby in instead?

Winnie the Pooh has been branded 'inappropriate' in Poland

AA Milne is so much more than Winnie the Pooh

You can never be sure what history will remember you for - if, indeed, it does

Social media

If we don't stop worrying about the digital world, the real world will leave us behind

All those things you leave in your digital wake – are they really so important? All those thousands of selfies, those Twitter conversations, the unnecessary office emails?

It is still three weeks until Hamlet's official opening night (Johan Persson)

We shouldn't be such snobs about people seeing Hamlet for Benedict Cumberbatch

Ever since theatre began, audiences have been tempted by successful actors being cast in leading roles. To my mind, it's an entirely valid reason to see a play

Sam Mendes is the supreme all-rounder whose only duck has been his marriage to Kate Winslet

Rosie Millard on the stage and film director, 50 today
Nicky Clarke has criticised the Duchess of Cambridge for having grey hair

Letting one’s hair turn grey would be the most subversive Royal act

Nicky Clarke has suggested that the Duchess of Cambridge having grey roots would be a 'disaster' – where was he when William went bald?

Classical gas: music is so much easier to show off about than sporting ability

Learning an instrument: How your child making the grade became a competitive sport for parents

Music has, of course, always been part of the bourgeois world

Kepler-69c (Nasa)

Take Earth, add a billion years of evolution, and you get Kepler-452b. Yikes!

Its discovery makes me feel even more alone in the universe

Kidulthood: reading in the summer holidays

My son’s school is keeping the spirit of Dotheboys Hall alive

Formal exercises are what you are meant to do at school

The Royal Academy of Arts designs by architect Sir David Chipperfield

Only cultural snobs could object to another exhibition of Monet

A lack of ambition? Certainly not

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