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DJ Taylor: The Huntley family would not dream of contriving excuses to stop Auntie Carol visiting No one can quite remember the precise nature of Auntie Carol's connection to the Huntley family. It is thought that she may be a cousin of Mr Huntley's uncle by marriage, now dead.
The Independent | 10 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter Question: What factor unites the poet and man of letters Siegfried Sassoon, the French novelist Emile Zola and the business analyst Joseph Kynaston Reeves, whose somewhat belligerent likeness appeared in several national newspapers last week? The answer,
The Independent | 10 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Who needs special advisers? We all do I shouldn't admit it, but last week's publication of the list of government special advisers, revealing that there are now 107 of them, many more than the New Labour peak of 84, gives me great and childish pleasure.
The Independent | 10 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Merry, sustainable, Christmas Should we feel guilty at this time of feast, wassail and excess? A little, perhaps, but not too much. This newspaper once proposed an environmentally friendly solution to commercialised over-consumption at Christmas, which involved manufacturing presents
The Independent | 10 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit There is something inherently ridiculous about dictators. For anyone born after the Second World War, it is hard not to laugh at old newsreels of Hitler, with his slicked-back hair and toothbrush moustache. It is equally tempting to tell jokes about the l
The Independent | 10 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ghosts of Christmas past: What effect could posting pictures of nativity plays have on the next generation? Christmas is for the children, but the annual school nativity play? That's for the parents. It's a source of misty eyes, special memories and depending on the child protection policies in place at your offspring's school photos to be treasured for ever.
The Independent | 10 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Down And Dirty On Broadway by Dish Staff Laurence Maslon looks back to musical theater’s lurid past: Coded references to risqu and sexual matters were catnip to the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter. In the case of Pal Joey, Hart found a soulmate (and drinking buddy) in t
Andrew Sullivan | 10 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The View From Your Window Lucca, Italy, 7.26 am
Andrew Sullivan | 11 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogans stark choice THE FINAL tally in Marylands gubernatorial contest last month looks deceptively close: 51 percent to 47 percent in favor of Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. A closer look at the map suggests Mr. Hogan trounced his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brow
Washington Post | 11 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Rose Petals by Phoebe Maltz Bovy If Dan Savage gets to repeat his claim that women fantasize about rose petals, I’ll allow myself to reiterate my bafflement. From that recent interview: PLAYBOY: What if someone asks what their partner wants and doesnt like the
Andrew Sullivan | 12 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend