Simon Kelner was Editor of The Independent between 1998 and 2011. He writes a daily column for i.
29 April 2014 12:09 PM
I've done my fair share of eating out over the years (I have the Body Mass Index to prove it) and I've been to only three of the restaurants on the list
23 April 2014 12:00 AM
A list of public figures with gallant attributes by Country Life magazine throws a fascinating light on what it means to be a gentleman in the modern world, says Simon Kelner
22 April 2014 05:22 PM
According to Jilly Cooper, a judge of Country Life's Gentlemen of the Year award, there are many different types of gentleman. But what does it actually mean to be one?
17 April 2014 03:14 PM
A survey released yesterday found that most men morph into their fathers by the age of 38. The similarities between between my father and me are numerous and particular.
Banksy perfectly embodies our transitory age, but who cares? He is, most of all, an heroic anti-hero
16 April 2014 05:26 PM
There is no better commentator on the mores of the modern world than the incognito graffiti artist from Bristol
15 April 2014 04:40 PM
The tone of the whole Seder night was light, bright and evocative
10 April 2014 05:22 PM
A new academic study suggests so, but - like the opera - the cultural experience of eating in a posh restaurant is still beyond the reach of many
09 April 2014 10:00 PM
It's this healthy attitude that helps the French live longer, says Simon Kelner
Peaches Geldof was captivating company, and like any tragic death, hers makes you cling all the more tenaciously to what you hold precious
08 April 2014 02:12 PM
Bob Geldof's statement that his family is “beyond pain” will have touched everyone
Nigella was prevented from boarding a flight to America, but what about all the rock stars who talk openly about their drug-fuelled excesses?
03 April 2014 05:10 PM
Nigella should be grateful she escaped Guantanamo
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Businessman charged £75 for three small bottles of water in London hotel