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In praise of chastity

12 June 2021 9:00 am

New York It’s party time in the Bagel, or at least private party time. Yours truly is an extra man…

The politicisation of Sarah Everard’s death

20 March 2021 9:00 am

A woman called Jenny Jones, now elevated to Baroness Moonbeam, or something, in the House of Lords has proposed a…

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Bill Clinton: from boomer to Zoomer

19 August 2020 1:21 pm

It’s no fun to see Bill Clinton in a virtual vacuum. He’s a people person, a glad-hander, a back-rubber, a…

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The crumbling lawsuit against Fox News

22 July 2020 5:27 am

The new lawsuit filed by two women against Fox News and several of its personalities is riddled with inaccuracies. This…

Michaela Coel's dazzling finale reminds me of Philip Roth: I May Destroy You reviewed

18 July 2020 9:00 am

It might seem a bit of a stretch to see deep similarities between Michaela Coel (young, female, black and currently…

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The new inequality

22 June 2020 8:17 pm

It is a strange habit, the American one of making talk-show hosts into preachers. There is no good reason, after…

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Do you believe Tara Reade?

16 May 2020 8:02 am

Without a doubt, women who level sexual assault allegations against powerful men are often subjected to character assassination and smears.…

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Hiding Biden is the best way to get him elected

7 May 2020 1:09 pm

So Mrs American Voter, which septuagenarian sex abuser do you want to be President? The whole ‘#MeToo’ business probably should…

Too much photocopying but stick with it: The Assistant reviewed

2 May 2020 9:00 am

First, the latest digital film release: The Assistant, starring Julia Garner in a slowly, slowly, catchy, catchy tale that won’t…

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Biden’s denial doesn’t close the door on the Tara Reade accusation

2 May 2020 4:06 am

Joe Biden finally went on the record Friday denying he sexually assaulted Tara Reade. It took 39 days and multiple…

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Will Hillary be Biden’s VP?

29 April 2020 6:21 am

Far be it from Cockburn to compare a former secretary of state to a venereal disease, but perhaps Fox News…

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What Biden’s recent endorsers said about Kavanaugh and #MeToo

28 April 2020 10:37 am

Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, claimed in an interview last month that the former vice president…

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Why the mainstream media won’t take Tara Reade seriously

15 April 2020 6:19 am

‘The gym bag, I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him. It was gone and then his…

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Witch fight! The naked hypocrisy of Alyssa Milano

7 April 2020 10:24 am

Alyssa Milano has rebranded herself as a Twitter activist and Democratic party booster since her acting career peaked with the…

Why Hachette were wrong to drop Woody Allen’s memoir

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Even amid plague, economic apocalypse, and the cancellation of 2020, dumb stuff keeps happening. Besides, loads of us will now…

The appeal of ugly men

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad Lenin Moreno is in trouble, despite his very unchristian first name. For any of you unfamiliar with the name,…

Does questioning women about their sex lives constitute harassment?

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Alert to the combination of a controversial issue and a brilliant writer, Serpent’s Tail have bought This is a Pleasure,…

Alfred Dreyfus is being erased all over again

11 January 2020 9:00 am

In London to promote a book, I received an invitation to a secret screening of An Officer and a Spy,…

Joan Collins: I’m an actress, not an actor. And yes, it matters

21 December 2019 9:00 am

I recently tried to put my profession down as ‘actress’ on Instagram, but the only option available from the drop-down…

Why Simone de Beauvoir is my kind of woman

19 October 2019 9:00 am

New York   A strange thing happened to me here in the Bagel last week. Having read the recent review…

The men I’ve groped (including Boris)

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Charlotte Edwardes reports that Boris put his hand on her leg during lunch 20 years ago. Full disclosure, I put…

Doon Mackichan as Sondra and John Malkovich as Barney Fein in David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat

A captivating freak-show: Bitter Wheat reviewed

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Bitter Wheat, David Mamet’s latest play, features a loathsome Hollywood hotshot, Barney Fein, who offers to turn an actress into…

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The case for locking Joe Biden in a cupboard

21 June 2019 3:55 am

Most candidates for the Democratic nomination are struggling to be noticed in a crowded field. Elizabeth Warren details policy proposals.…

Is anything creepier than a ‘male feminist’?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Over a drink recently I sat next to a man who announced, barely before he’d taken his first sip, that…

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Joe Biden and the deranged policing of personal space

4 April 2019 10:43 am

Conservative pundits and Republican politicians are joining the Democratic outcry against former vice president Joe Biden, accusing him of inappropriately…