Emily Hill

Playboy's shameless bid to distance itself from Hugh Hefner

28 January 2022 1:55 am

‘Get woke, go broke’ is the rule that explains the collapse of so many powerful institutions which profess social justice…

I stand with Novak Djokovic

8 January 2022 12:22 am

Is anyone else alarmed by the widespread glee at the way Novak Djokovic has been treated by the Aussies? The…

Emily Ratajkowski is having her cake and eating it

11 December 2021 2:36 am

After listening to an hour-and-a-half of Emily Ratajkowski talking about My Body I had to look up naked pictures of…

Hugs vs the hug-nots: where do you stand?

15 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s the hugs vs the hug-nots

Spare me the cult of Sally Rooney

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Spare me the ‘chic lit’ cult

In lockdown, green privilege is real

20 June 2020 9:00 am

No one has stood up for the lawnless in lockdown

How I finally came to terms with my sister’s death

6 June 2020 9:00 am

‘Grief is the price we pay for love,’ the Queen once wrote. This memoir is steeped in the pain of…

Having a baby is like joining a cult — full of other, more capable mothers

29 February 2020 9:00 am

When you’re not a mother it’s hard to imagine what motherhood is like. Anyone you know who becomes one assures…

Carry on up the Zambezi

7 September 2019 9:00 am

I loved this book so much I was appalled. Why, when bookshops are stacked full of memoirs by authors who…

‘Bob Dylan? He’s like Confucius’: Cerys Matthews interviewed

31 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ was a Christmas classic for more than half a century until people suddenly began to worry…

Maneki-neko at the Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo. A common Japanese talisman thought to bring good luck to its owner, the ‘welcoming cat’ is often displayed in shops, restaurants and other businesses

What makes Kim Jong-il cute — and Barack Obama not?

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Ordinarily, I love books that answer questions I’ve never asked, but Simon May’s baffling book has blown my mind. The…

My ex-lover’s T-shirt can join the other tragic tat in the Museum of Broken Relationships

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I loved a man. But our affair was nasty, brutish and short. Copious weeping was my un-tart retort. All that’s…

Michael Gove is the leader the ‘leave’ campaign needs

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The leader that quiet ‘leave’ voters are missing

Feminism is over, the battle is won. Time to move on

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Victory has left 21st-century feminists in a morass of social-media sniping

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Buying an eco-home? Expect stifling springs and summers

The teachers who (quietly) miss Michael Gove

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Meet the teachers who are (quietly) grateful to the former education secretary