Diary

germaphobe

Why isn’t the germaphobe president afraid of coronavirus?

October 15, 2020 8:54 am

Perhaps Trump is such a narcissist that his concern about germs is only ever about him

new york

New York has turned ugly

October 5, 2020 3:09 pm

I haven’t seen so many overflowing garbage cans or homeless people since the 1970s

petronella wyatt

Petronella Wyatt: my food fights with Boris

October 1, 2020 9:29 am

My ex Boris Johnson has Turkish blood, of which he has often boasted. It seems to have come to the fore

barbara amiel

Barbara Amiel: My memoir has cost me my best friends

September 24, 2020 9:30 am

There is no way to fully convey the god-awful over-the-top Canadian response to COVID

enes kanter

Enes Kanter on freedom and the bubble

August 21, 2020 2:30 pm

‘Every morning I wake up thankful for the opportunity, but there is something that makes me feel like I’m in a cage’

joan collins

Joan Collins: my face mask fight with the gendarmerie

August 20, 2020 8:40 am

I’m in the same purgatory as most of my actor friends

ghislaine maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell and me

August 13, 2020 12:18 am

The last time I ran into Ghislaine was at a Sotheby’s preview. She was as friendly and engaging as ever

satire

Are we living in the golden age of political satire?

August 5, 2020 2:21 pm

Late night hosts and comedians are hitting every slow, low Trump pitch over their plates out of the ballpark

lee child

The brilliance of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan

July 30, 2020 12:38 pm

It answers 400 years of history in just three words

palin

Will masks mean the end of smiling at strangers?

July 23, 2020 12:55 am

London feels like a once-deserted city being slowly re-inhabited

lockdown

We’re spending lockdown defending a family of mice

July 9, 2020 8:01 am

You can tell you’ve been locked down in Texas for too long

protest

Can COVID-19 tell whether a protest is progressive?

June 23, 2020 12:23 pm

Clearly the virus targets especially working-class and middle-class workplaces and industries...

conformity

We are living through a frenzy of conformity

June 19, 2020 8:12 am

Sensitive issues are avoided and major corporations are taking it upon themselves to educate the masses

ireland

Policing rural Ireland is easier, no doubt, than policing urban America

June 4, 2020 12:30 pm

Whatever the context, let’s not let the worst besmirch the best

joan collins oldies

The revenge of the oldies

May 14, 2020 11:43 am

I’ve always thought western society was terribly ageist, and I don’t just mean ‘showbiz’ folk but across the board

tom stoppard

Tom Stoppard in isolation

May 6, 2020 2:48 pm

If it were not for the terrors surrounding us, this is the life I’ve always wanted — social distancing without social disapproval

rachel johnson

Rachel Johnson: What I wish I’d said about my brother Boris’s treatment

April 30, 2020 1:41 pm

I thought I would have to take out a large onion to show emotion, but the tears almost came to my eyes anyway

ian mcewan

Ian McEwan: the strange vocabulary of coronavirus

April 23, 2020 9:22 am

We all know about ‘flattening the curve’, but are you comfortable yet with ‘fomite’?

american exceptionalism

Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

April 22, 2020 1:28 pm

By and large, the world’s most powerful and most expensive military establishment is not proving terribly relevant

coronavirus diary

A writer’s coronavirus diary

April 2, 2020 1:36 pm

Imagine if you could date coronavirus itself. It seems exotic. Enigmatic. Worldly and cosmopolitan

kale morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo: Kale smoothies, writing, pilates — my strict isolation schedule

March 26, 2020 2:38 pm

I try not to think or dream of the sadness out there, the sickness and the dying, the world and all of us topsy-turvy. But I do

LA celia walden piers morgan

Celia Walden: the birth of ‘corona kissing’ in LA

March 24, 2020 9:06 am

For germaphobe Angelenos the coronavirus is scarier than a waiter coming at you with a breadbasket

yang gang

My time in the Yang gang

February 27, 2020 1:07 pm

This wasn’t scripted. This was never meant to be scripted

prue leith

Prue Leith: My carbon footprint should put me in jail

February 27, 2020 10:29 am

The Great British Baking Show judge on her week

david frum democrats

The Democrats shouldn’t nominate some outlier candidate on a gamble

January 28, 2020 4:22 pm

The British election of 2019 offers them an obvious warning