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[Guest post] A physical education for Liz Jones

December 7, 2011 by


Joel Snape is features editor of Men’s Fitness, and he think Liz Jones is wrong about sport Firstly, let me say that I think Fatima Whitbread is awesome. Secondly: Liz Jones has written one of those Mail columns where she vacillates between self-pity, uninformed opinions, countrywide psychoanalysis and contradictory statements so fast that you finish […]

Normal bodies

November 25, 2011 by


After three decades, I have decided that I might have a normal relationship with my body, although it all depends on how you define “normal”. If you mean “non-neurotic”, then no, I do not have a normal relationship with my body – even if I’d say that I’m happier in my own skin now than I’ve […]

People of interest

November 24, 2011 by

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It’s one piece of Portuguese law that, thanks to the publicity around a horrific private tragedy, is curiously well-known to followers of British news: “arguido” means “person of interest”. We know this because of the McCanns, who were declared arguido is relation to the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine. To be an arguido implies that […]

[Comment is free] It isn’t girls who need to watch their words

October 11, 2011 by

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Originally published by the Guardian. I probably shouldn’t say too much. I’m female, you see, and scientists have said that “girls [are] at risk of talking too much”. It was a headline in the Telegraph. Scary stuff. If we ladies don’t stop our nattering, all human culture could be swept away by the chirruping tide […]

Private lives

October 9, 2011 by

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I feel ancient. I remember when a Tory vice girl story was a thing of joy and wonder, a hose full of snigger juice soused across the news. “Aha!” you could chortle back in the days of section 28 and Back To Basics, “They love to govern our bedrooms, but they’re not so straight themselves!” […]

The political myth kitty

October 7, 2011 by

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Criticising the media gets boring. Even Chris Morris – who did it better than anyone with The Day Today and Brass Eye – found that he couldn’t bear to do it anymore when he came to work out his response to the war on terror: “I did formalise some ideas,” he told the Guardian, “but […]

What’s the blogging story?

October 25, 2010 by


What’s the Blogging Story?, Recorded on 22/10/2…, posted with vodpod There are some questions I didn’t realise were still worth asking. Is blogging journalism? Will blogging kill journalism? Can bloggers save journalism? So I was a tiny bit surprised to find myself talking about all these at a Bristol Festival Of Ideas event last Friday. […]


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