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las vegas

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’

moby

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

charlottesville

Memories of a misspent youth in Charlottesville

May 2, 2019 11:53 am

Sebastian Flyte had nothing on me

tour guide

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

elephants

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

legalize drugs

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

america too fat civil war

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?

goop

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

easter

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

freebie vacation

A moral dilemma on my freebie vacation

April 18, 2019 9:55 am

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

michael holroyd novel

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

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sackler

Mortimer Sackler and me

April 4, 2019 2:40 pm

A game of tennis with the founder of the disgraced drugs company told me all I needed to know about the man

gardener

Am I about to be usurped by Philippe, our handsome French gardener?

April 4, 2019 1:01 pm

All the women – Catriona included – seem to have fallen under his spell

new york

I’m back in New York: the city that’s perennially offended

March 21, 2019 11:54 am

Welcome, filthy island packed to the gills with angry, mean, squat Trump haters who live in decrepit buildings they share with rat

purim

Why the lessons of Purim remain relevant for Jews today

March 20, 2019 3:39 pm

The festival celebrates the triumph of a persecuted nation over a man, and a people, that sought to destroy it

caroline farrow misgendering

Can you go to jail for ‘misgendering’? One British journalist is about to find out

March 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Caroline Farrow is being investigated by a British police force for sending some tweets

irish ruins

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

March 14, 2019 11:04 am

The number of Irish country houses has continued to decline over the past 40 years

mama mother and child

The strange rise of calling kids ‘mama’

March 1, 2019 3:56 pm

No one’s giving away ‘dada’ any time soon – so why are we relinquishing our precious ‘mama’ so carelessly?

instagram

The quiet sorrow of the Instagram blogger

February 26, 2019 8:12 am

Do the small untruths we tell on social media play a role in disrupting our sense of reality?

aoc beauty tips

Beauty tips for the people, by AOC*

February 14, 2019 11:02 am

As told to Lara Prendergast

dognald trump dogphobia dog

The dogphobia of Donald Trump

February 12, 2019 2:34 pm

The President is having a ruff time

weedman cannabis weed

The weedman cometh

February 8, 2019 11:06 am

I don’t want a drug shop in our family neighborhood

freezing chicago

Here in freezing Chicago, we’re secretly rooting for global warming

February 7, 2019 10:10 am

Any boreal hotting up has got to play out to our advantage eventually

bud light corn syrup

Bud Light and the beervolutionary wars

February 5, 2019 8:23 pm

Waging battle on corn syrup could backfire