Julie Burchill

Lou Reed takes a walk on the wild side in 1972

Fallen idols

20 May 2017 9:00 am

David Hepworth is such a clever writer — not just clever in the things he writes, but in the way…

The EU is a feminist issue. I’m voting to leave

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Britain is trapped in a bad marriage with the EU. It’s time to leave

My Brighton’s gone all Brideshead

16 January 2016 9:00 am

My town is overrun with drunken Mileses and Gileses and Violets these days. Cross these oafish students at your peril

Still standing: the Arc de Triomphe

Paris: go while it’s still friendly

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Julie Burchill hymns the joys of post-attack Paris

Chrissie Hynde writes like an angel on angel dust

12 December 2015 9:00 am

‘The day I found out that Suzi Quatro wasn’t a dyke was the worst day of my life!’ a teenage…

Howard Marks: the dreary life of a drugs dealer

Julie Burchill vs celebrity memoirs

14 November 2015 9:00 am

I learned from this little lot that if one has read The Diary of a Nobody, then one can derive…

Losing my son and the end of my life’s summer

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Hedonism, tragedy and me

The uglier the man, the uglier the attitude

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The uglier the man, the more he demeans women

The real Nikki Sixx (Photo: Getty)

The rock novel that makes Mötley Crüe dull

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Novels set in the music business (from blockbuster to coming-of-age) are few and far between — far less than in…

Life on the fast track: Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Just so you don’t get it confused with the City That Never Sleeps, Tel Aviv — my favovurite place on…

Why I won’t be going on Celebrity Big Brother — despite being tempted

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Why I had to say no to Celebrity Big Brother

A stormy day in Hastings, Barbados

The swankier the hotel, the sulkier the tourists

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Unusually, I didn’t leave the British Isles until I was 35, when I went to the Maldives for a fortnight.…

Working is good for you — even if it’s unpaid, in a charity shop — or writing book reviews for The Spectator

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Work is a funny old thing — a four-letter word to some, the meaning of life to others. There have…

Sorry Katie Hopkins, but I’m not dieting. Ever

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Why I am not dieting. Ever

What happened to Julie Burchill on silent retreat

4 April 2015 9:00 am

What I discovered on a silent retreat

Emer O’Toole is a joyless bore compared with my heroine Caitlin Moran, says Julie Burchill

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Looking at the brightly coloured front cover of this book, I felt cheerful; turning it over and seeing the word…

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

17 January 2015 9:00 am

The rise of ‘living apart together’ – and why I’ve stopped doing it

Why I detest clothes with words on

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Clothes with slogans on them are a sure sign of a bore

Mark Steyn: a hairy, successful version of myself, says Julie Burchill

3 January 2015 9:00 am

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, Mark Steyn is sort of a hairy, successful version of me—…

Wonder Woman: feminist symbol or the ultimate male fantasy?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

It’s always interesting when people succeed in two different arenas — like Mike Nesmith’s mum, who gave the world both…

For some left-wing men, the misogyny of the Islamic State is part of the appeal

22 November 2014 9:00 am

For some left-wing men, the misogyny of the Islamic State is part of the appeal

‘A home for fallen buildings’: Portmeirion

Why I'll never want to escape Portmeirion

25 October 2014 9:00 am

My husband and I stay for a week most summers in Portmeirion, the strangest and loveliest ‘village’ in the world.…

Women on Facebook are too bitchy even for me

20 September 2014 9:00 am

My female friends’ social media habits are too bitchy even for me

Romance isn't a religion. Stop looking for The One and join The Queue

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Pity the modern starlet. Be she steaming-hot pop-tart or reality-show show-off, her range of emotional experiences will, thanks mostly to…

Want a fun job? You just have to pick the right parents

26 July 2014 9:00 am

The old paths to the top for working-class children – sport, music, acting, writing – are now closed by nepotism