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Friday 02 September 2011
When Nicholson Baker stopped writing about sex after Vox and The Fermata, I thought he'd lost his nerve; now he has returned to it with House of Holes, I fear he's lost his mind. What was so impressive about Baker's previous sexually explicit work (only part of a wide-ranging oeuvre) was that the transgression took place within a thought-out narrative structure. Vox, written entirely in dialogue, contained long male and female fantasies exchanged on a phone-line as they progressed towards mutual satisfaction (the book gained notoriety when Monica Lewinsky made a gift of it to Bill Clinton). The Fermata was a bawdy take on Wells's The Time Machine, featuring a narrator, Arno Stine, who stopped time to undress women without their consent - which he slowly realised was a bad idea.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Police investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl who was found washed up on a beach are growing "increasingly concerned" for her boyfriend.
Monday 27 June 2011
Simon returns today, bringing Californian sunshine with him – which is great, as long as the golf shorts stay on the course. To be fair, he doesn’t do office casual.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Monday 11 April 2011
Saturday 09 April 2011
"What do you think of dungarees?" I ask my friend Lucy – we are both in the throes of last month's Paris collections and it's a loaded question, obviously. In between shows, I seek the euphoria (fake) that only shopping can induce and order a pair I've been eyeing up online for a few days – the label is Coming Soon, a Yohji Yamamoto spin-off – from theoutnet.com. And, no, they're not denim. I might, on occasion, be overly audacious in my shopping habits, but I'm not insane.
Saturday 26 March 2011
There are two periods of time during the year – the first weeks of spring being one, early autumn being the other – when all of one's limited-edition clothing can come out of the closet and play.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
They say that creativity prospers in hard times, and if this year's Central Saint Martin's MA show was anything to go by, then that appears to be the case.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
From bonnets and bustles to swords and sandals, there's nothing more comforting on a dark evening than a box set of drama DVDs. After all, we Brits do make the best
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Sunday 12 September 2010
Thursday 26 August 2010
They gave the world decent roads, indoor plumbing and some of the goriest spectator sports known to man, but now it appears that the Romans made a hitherto secret contribution to global civilisation by pioneering the wearing of socks with sandals.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Friday 30 July 2010
Thursday 29 July 2010
A man who threw a shoe at an Old Bailey judge was allowed to walk free from court today by another judge.
Newcastle winger is in Argentina having chemotherapy
Returning to the stage after 20 years makes actress feel 'nauseous'
Man's attempt to avoid being impounded heavily criticised
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook