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Breakfast is the dullest meal of the day

June 18, 2019 12:24 pm

In Britain and America, there is rarely any joy in breakfast food and that is deliberate

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New York progressives want to legalize selling children

June 18, 2019 11:42 am

The state’s proposed surrogacy laws will rent wombs to the highest bidder

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The sexbot apocalypse

June 17, 2019 1:54 pm

Satisfaction really is guaranteed — and that’s the problem

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Gender equality is closer than we think

June 10, 2019 1:33 pm

The world of difference is disappearing

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Is Desmond amazing?

June 10, 2019 12:12 pm

What kind of influences are child drag queens being exposed to?

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Hands free: I’ve joined a new kind of abstinence movement

June 6, 2019 10:04 am

An erotic epiphany led me to take a vow

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My profoundly impractical, unquenchably generous, thoroughly benevolent father

June 6, 2019 6:27 am

At his funeral in his village last week, it was touching to see how many people understood his truly liberal spirit

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My feud with Conrad Black

May 23, 2019 4:33 pm

Conrad had gone as far as to place yours truly next to Melania Trump at dinner

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Alabama Public Television vs gay marriage 

May 22, 2019 9:26 am

It’s not the state network’s job to censor a legal, public activity

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The death of New York’s nightlife

May 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Was the Manhattan I first lived in a beautiful illusion embellished by the innocence of youth?

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Alabama’s abortion law is a progressive leap forward

May 16, 2019 7:12 am

Ignore the Handmaid’s Tale memes. The new legislation pushes back against sexism and racism

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What terminal cancer taught me about life

May 15, 2019 11:41 am

The hardest part is the grief I have caused to the people I love

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Train your brain: How to keep your mind young

May 9, 2019 3:11 pm

We may be wrong to assume older people can’t learn as well as younger ones

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Will the Mistral drive me to murder?

May 9, 2019 2:19 pm

I was the first Leaver my neighbors had met and I was treated like a former Kray or a Moonie

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Please don’t take your kids to Vegas

May 4, 2019 11:33 am

Sometimes the answer to the ever-present ‘is it kid-friendly?’ question should be ‘no, it’s really not’

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Moby: My vegan brunch with Leo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall

May 2, 2019 3:17 pm

I’ve become a perfect LA cliché – a sober, middle-aged, electric-car owner

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Memories of a misspent youth in Charlottesville

May 2, 2019 11:53 am

Sebastian Flyte had nothing on me

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Meet Santino: the world’s worst tour guide

May 2, 2019 11:37 am

The sculptured eroticism of Henry II’s mistress’s bedroom brought to mind an orgy at its peak – not that he noticed

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Why we should listen to elephants

May 2, 2019 9:55 am

In the shadow of Mount Kenya’s melting glaciers, I have seen an elephant-flattened man

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The time has come for Britain to legalize drugs

May 2, 2019 9:48 am

The profit from drugs fuels the underworld of organized crime

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America is way too fat to fight another civil war

May 1, 2019 10:56 am

Would generations of Americans weaned on high-fructose corn syrup be able to march much further than the fridge?

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The weird and wacky world of Goop

April 25, 2019 3:45 pm

No visit is complete without admiring the store’s famous jade eggs

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My friend’s death taught me what Easter really means

April 18, 2019 10:08 am

Albert was always well turned-out, but he let slip one day that it took him four hours to get dressed

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A moral dilemma on my freebie vacation

April 18, 2019 9:55 am

What should I tell people when they ask me my ‘profession’?

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My father threatened to sue me for my first novel

April 15, 2019 3:50 pm

Literary lapses and family law: A Slightly Foxed books excerpt