Julie Burchill

The cult of sensitivity

23 April 2022 9:00 am

I was extra pleased to have swerved the modern curse that is Wordle when I read that ‘sensitive’ words have…

How the word ‘woman’ became taboo

27 February 2022 7:30 pm

When I was a little girl, my mum told me that I shouldn’t use the word ‘woman’ – but rather…

The ceaseless self-pity of cyclists

29 January 2022 9:00 am

I know that all must have prizes in the Victimisation Olympics these days, but when I heard a bicycle-rider on…

Billie Eilish is right about our porn-sick society

18 December 2021 6:00 pm

You could have knocked me down with a snowflake when Billie Eilish slammed pornography on the Howard Stern Show this…

Why I was labelled a bitch: Joan Collins remembers the old Hollywood days

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Readers of this magazine will have enjoyed Joan Collins’s diaries, and her Past Imperfect was one of the funniest showbiz…

When did Christmas adverts become so unbearable?

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Christmas adverts have become unbearable

Meghan has been found out

14 November 2021 11:00 am

‘Speaking her truth’ has been one of Meghan Markle’s USPs – and what an absolute disaster it’s been, leading inevitably…

The latest celebrity must have? A trans child!

23 October 2021 8:08 am

Hard luck, Madonna, your lovingly assembled rainbow family is no longer the most cutting-edge crew on the showbiz block. If…

The characteristic I most admire in politicians? Petulance

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Many negative qualities are ascribed to politicians — name-calling, absenteeism, drunkenness — but you rarely hear of my favourite political…

Sally Rooney’s novels don’t deserve to be translated into Hebrew

12 October 2021 11:18 pm

I recently had to read a book by Sally Rooney in a work capacity, and my goodness that was half…

Why do some women find killers irresistible?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Why do some women find killers irresistible?

AOC, the Met Gala and the misery of fashion

15 September 2021 8:46 am

You’ve probably already seen that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rocked up at the Met Gala – where individual tickets are $35,000 (£20,000)…

Moaning luvvies have a lot to learn from Brigitte Bardot

11 September 2021 7:15 am

I missed Brigitte Bardot mania; by the time she retired from film-making at the age of 40 to concentrate on…

The X Factor made all the right people cross

1 August 2021 5:30 am

On hearing that the X Factor is no more after our 17 years together, I reflected on what a journey…

There's no such thing as 'woke coke'

19 July 2021 11:06 pm

Have you heard about ‘Woke Coke’ – ‘Wokaine’, if you will? Apparently drug dealers are now targeting the WaWs (Woke…

The problem with Palestine’s showbiz supporters

3 June 2021 8:15 am

One of the many reasons I hate wokers is because they indulge so shamelessly in what Bebel coined ‘the socialism…

The problem with ‘role models’

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Who needs role models anyway?

Must we always be treated as infants by a monstrous regiment of scolds?

3 April 2021 9:00 am

What an awful title. Something we hacks are forever saying (along with ‘Make mine a double’ and ‘Is it still…

Bristol is now a hotbed of ‘ventrification’

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Why privileged protestors flock to Bristol

Confessions of a lifelong bitch

13 March 2021 9:00 am

The return of the bitch is long overdue

What’s happened to all the lesbians?

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Where have all the lesbians gone?

Bad influence: Instagramming from Dubai isn’t ‘work’

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Instagramming from Dubai isn’t ‘work’

A Priti poem: an ode to the Home Secretary

28 December 2020 9:00 pm

Priti Patel, Ms Priti Patel, Burnished by sunshine of far Israel, How we all cheered when on Marr you did…

How we laughed: the golden days of Bananarama

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Saying you don’t like Bananarama is like saying you don’t like summer or Marilyn Monroe — a sure sign of…

Dining, swimming, therapy: why is everyone obsessed with going ‘wild’?

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Our worship of the ‘wild’ has gone too far