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Arts and Entertainment
Saturday 15 March 1997
World domination continues as the Spice Girls put their name to a range of clothes.
Friday 03 January 1997
Those oh-so-sassy young things, the Spice Girls, continue to zigazig their way to the bank, monopolising the New Year Number One spots. But with competition like this collection of Christmas leftovers (Fugees apart), who can complain?
Wednesday 18 December 1996
Sir: What do The Independent and our father have in common? The Spice Girls! ("Spice Girls vote Thatcher the new leader of their band", 13 December; letter, 14 December) What is happening to what has always been regarded in our family as a serious paper? Now, every morning, our father, who is a source of embarrassment at the best of times, quotes long, mostly boring facts about the Spice Girls, and how it must be right because it is in The Independent.
Saturday 14 December 1996
Sir: It is an interesting facet of modern pop music that the Spice Girls , even though their songs are so tame and unchallenging, wish to be seen as selfish, arrogant, brutal and, ultimately, stupid. ("Spice Girls vote Thatcher the new leader of their band", 13 December)
Friday 13 December 1996
It would be difficult to imagine Baroness Thatcher in hot pants, a spandex vest and patent-leather thigh boots, but yesterday that is precisely what we were invited to do.
Friday 06 December 1996
Political and personal silence on abortion speaks volumes for how the new wave of pro-lifers have hijacked media attention
Sunday 24 November 1996
Raunchy music by girls, `filthy' books by girls ... They call it the new feminism, so why is it aimed at 7-year-olds instead of grown-up women? Eleanor Bailey reports
Friday 08 November 1996
Last night, five women performed a task reserved each year for statesmen, Oscar winners and the regulars of celebrity gossip columns, yet only a few months they were unknown.
Life and Style
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