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.
26 August 2013 07:01 PM
The root of all evil can be traced back to that degenerate generation
19 August 2013 05:18 PM
His profoundly silly and irresponsible remarks merely confirm the terrible effects of one of the most powerful addictions known to modern man – publicity
14 August 2013 06:28 PM
It was only when I read a profile of that fire-breathing radical of the theatre, Steven Berkoff, that I began to understand
13 August 2013 12:45 PM
It’s great. No, really, the show couldn’t be going better. In fact, the main problem is keeping up with the demand for tickets.
05 August 2013 05:53 PM
To stand centre stage and then complain about it is contradictory
31 July 2013 08:56 AM
Independent columnist Terence Blacker makes his Edinburgh Festival debut this week with a show of storytelling and songs. He reveals the pain and pleasure of creating a work for the stage rather than the page
29 July 2013 06:58 PM
One of life’s cruelest tricks is that, quite without warning, flirtatious behaviour which was once jolly and welcome can suddenly become grotesque and unattractive
Cameron is getting tough on internet porn, so is a Fantasy Tsar now going to decide what's acceptable?
22 July 2013 06:41 PM
It is dangerous to divide the world into the evil and the family-friendly
15 July 2013 06:53 PM
An awareness of the expectations of others is the enemy of storytelling
08 July 2013 07:12 PM
In the hysteria that followed Inverdale’s remark, it occurred to no one that perhaps he was making a sensible point about our looks-obsessed age
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