The writer and broadcaster Terence Blacker contributes a twice-weekly column on a wide range of social, cultural and environmental issues. He is the author of four novels, of prize-winning fiction for children, and has written a highly praised biography of the brilliant reprobate Willie Donaldson.
04 November 2013 06:59 PM
At first glance, the Sugar screen-camera might seem a harmless form of surveillance
28 October 2013 07:08 PM
The show represents the new establishment, and too often it picks easy targets
21 October 2013 05:38 PM
He fights the wrongdoings of the payday loaners and now the Big Six – what next?
14 October 2013 06:12 PM
Enthusiasm for wind farms is propelled by financial rewards, not by idealism
07 October 2013 06:19 PM
We are being invited to take Channel 4's new idea far too seriously
30 September 2013 06:04 PM
This plan shows the government’s view of landscape as a commodity
23 September 2013 05:10 PM
The pop star offers a perfect summation of modern morality with his tax affairs
16 September 2013 06:49 PM
What happened to the idea that a job could be ill-paid but still satisfying?
09 September 2013 05:23 PM
It's not only Murdoch who abused his power to advance his own interests
03 September 2013 09:03 AM
Those who argue that most people would be happy with a once-weekly visit to an out-of-town hypermarket misunderstand the significance of shops in human relations
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
- 5 Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Kate Middleton