Simon Kelner was Editor of The Independent between 1998 and 2011. He writes a daily column for i.
01 May 2014 12:28 PM
The grand inquisitor of the BBC has left Newsnight, but it's no surprise - his beard was the biggest giveaway
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
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more