God Is Not Great, By Christopher Hitchens

What a strangely mild and irrelevant title Christopher Hitchens chose for his potent and incisive polemic. And his quarrel is not with God, who doesn't exist, but with organised religion, which is "violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free enquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive towards children" and has "outgrown its usefulness".

Paperback: The Girl Who Was Going to Die, By Glyn Maxwell

At some point Glyn Maxwell's satire on the media and celebrity culture, told entirely in dialogue, must have seemed a good idea. That neither he nor his editor wised up to the sad truth of these poor pages constitutes a steely case of denial indeed.

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Dillie Keane is no stranger to musing on female foibles in an ensemble situation, as her work with Fascinating Aida in the Eighties shows. Twenty years on, Grumpy Old Women requires Keane (with Linda Robson and Jenny Eclair) to dispense similarly withering remarks on fashion and food fads - except without musical accompaniment, and with a tone that's more end of the pier than Noel Coward.

Bill Kaysing

Moon-hoax theorist

Poppy Folly: Your stars, baby. Read them and weep

Week of 6 February 2005

Letter: Conspiracy theory

Sir: I agreed with Stephen Pollard's article "Pigs on a poster are the least of our worries" (31 January) until the end, when he made the extraordinary claim that "neo-con" is code for "imperialist Jew".

Natalie Wood: A Life, By Gavin Lambert

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There's room for explaining both evolution and creationism

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