Simon Kelner was Editor of The Independent between 1998 and 2011. He writes a daily column for i.
Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi were a strangely matched pair. But their public meltdown is in every way unpalatable
27 November 2013 09:30 PM
We were having dinner in London's most unprepossessing, least fashionable restaurant, on the ground floor of a block of flats in suburban St John's Wood. Oslo Court's clientele was largely made up of old Jewish couples arguing loudly with each other, and the menu suggested that the dining-out revolution of the past two decades had never happened.
27 November 2013 01:18 PM
It is dismaying to watch these two air their dirty washing so proudly in public
26 November 2013 03:44 PM
The authorities are motivated more by revenue-raising rather than road safety
21 November 2013 06:54 PM
Who cares about sleep when you can spend the wee small hours being soothed by the gentle wit and expert reportage of Aggers et al at the Test match
21 November 2013 01:24 PM
I found myself tuning in to the live coverage in the dog hours of the night, and found it very comforting
20 November 2013 04:43 PM
I had a choice. Avoid something I'd never wanted to try. Or get there quickly and experience the terror of the journey
19 November 2013 05:19 PM
Reality shows, public appearances, commercial endorsements: that's the way it goes for someone who’s captured the headlines
14 November 2013 04:14 PM
The ex-TV presenter believes himself a freedom fighter for those of a certain age
12 November 2013 02:53 PM
Not a single product shown, no overt sales message, just a simple evocation of that most powerful aspect of Christmas - sentimentality
31 October 2013 05:14 PM
Why not try out the idea that the planets exert an influence on us?
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile