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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.
cricket Follow over-by-over coverage as rivals New Zealand and Australia face off
peopleWe wince at anguish of fans, but his 1D departure shows the perils of fame in the social media age
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peopleMeet the 16-year-old who has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year
peopleBritish designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
voicesWe exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 4 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories