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Five TV sitcoms that are ripe for banning in 2019

The TVs shows of yesteryear would never pass the modern PC test

23 Jul 2019

What would we do without 90s nostalgia?

Partying like its 1999 is all the rage but is 90s nostalgia stopping us from forming trends of our own?

22 Jul 2019

Wally Funk: how sexism stopped a woman from stepping foot on the moon

In 1961, Wally Funk passed all the physical tests required to become an astronaut, even beating John Glenn of the Mercury 7. But her journey into space wasn’t to be.

19 Jul 2019

Why it’s OK to fancy a cartoon animal

The 90s was the golden era of Disney cartoons and who didn’t develop a crush on one of their cartoon animals at some point?

17 Jul 2019

The best drinks to name your children after

After a mother came under fire for naming her children Tiamarie and Jackdaniel, here are the other drinks that make for unusual monikers

16 Jul 2019

The 7 social media habits we won’t admit to

We’re all masters of curating our own lives online but are we really convincing anyone?

10 Jul 2019

Have Boris and Hunt got the Churchill factor?

Winston Churchill has been the barometer of great leadership since the Second World War. But what would Hunt and Boris have done if they were Prime Minister 1939?

2 Jul 2019

A woke guide to holidays

Spend a week with polar bears and share the results on Instagram. Embark on a colonial guilt tour. Help Britain reduce its international plastic burden by taking all your rubbish home with you.

26 Jun 2019

Last orders for Soho’s infamous Coach and Horses

The eighties were renowned for their drunkenness and much of it took place at this iconic Soho drinking hole

25 Jun 2019

Why algorithms are destroying the music industry

Ed Sheeran made his name through live gigs but now it’s algorithms that determine who and what we listen to

24 Jun 2019
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How to tell a joke in 2019

Jo Brand got into hot water with her joke about Nigel Farage, so what are the new rules for modern humour?

18 Jun 2019

Tory Leadership contest: who reads what?

Jeremy Corbyn famously doesn’t read books but how do the Tory leadership candidates fare? From Fantastic Mr Fox to the Fountainhead, we reveal their favourite titles.

13 Jun 2019

6 reasons why women aren’t funny

Women can’t possibly be funnier than men and here’s why.

12 Jun 2019

A potted history of political drug use

From Winston Churchill to William Wilberforce, drug use has always been rife in British politics

11 Jun 2019

 What Can Greta Teach Us?

Greta Thunberg is the 16-year-old school girl who is teaching the adult world a lesson. Politicians across the Western World…

7 Jun 2019

Interview: Clare Balding

‘I hope that this summer can change people’s attitudes to women’s sport, and help to give girls real aspirational role…

31 May 2019

How to be a British MEP (when you know you won’t last long)

You’ll be gone before you know it thanks to Brexit so you might as well have fun while you’re there

26 May 2019

Social media likes are a sign of mediocrity

Instagram recently announced plans to trial a total removal of the like function, to safeguard youth from the pressures of competing…

22 May 2019

Game of Thrones: the final episode reviewed

“Happiness writes white.” Henry de Montherlant My least favourite part of Peter Jackson’s magisterial Lord of the Rings trilogy is…

21 May 2019

Cannes red carpet: I miss the fashion drama before Me Too

Remember the old days of the celebrity fashion circuit? The flash-in-the-pan scandals: the worst dressed lists, the clothes that gave…

17 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 5 reviewed

“Evil men don’t get up in the morning saying ‘I’m going to do evil.’ They say ‘I’m going to make…

14 May 2019

Be kind to millennials: you may end up working for them

“Be nice to nerds,” said the author Charles Sykes, “you may end up working for them.” It’s often misattributed to…

14 May 2019

Call him Boris: a guide to naming the royal baby

When I was born, my mother wanted to call me Ruskin. My father wouldn’t allow this, believing that other children…

8 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 reviewed

I spent the first ten minutes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 sulking that the Night King and…

7 May 2019

The death of democracy: a user’s guide

Democracy is dying. David Lammy MP thinks that some Tory MPs are turning into nazis. Commentators are writing about the…

7 May 2019

Can the Obamas conquer Netflix?

What do a kids’ food show, the abolition of slavery and a Chinese-owned factory in Ohio have in common? They’re…

6 May 2019