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IDS's novel "The Devil's Tune": the truth
January 20, 2004
IDS claims his book sold more than 600 copies. What does Amazon say?
Books Prize Quiz
December 9, 2003
Identify twelve books by their covers and enter our festive quiz.
Claire and Perry Go Large
December 8, 2003
"It's about time a transvestite won the Turner Prize."
I hate the phrase 'get a room'
December 5, 2003
The couple sitting next to me were kissing so voraciously that I almost got sucked into the midst of their passion, like a spaceship would get sucked into a vortex in some poorly-thought-out TV sci-fi drama. Richard Herring on the Hammersmith and City Line.
Drink Yourself Fitter
December 4, 2003
The ultimate guide to health and energy drinks. Find out which market leader tastes like "the sludge from Dennis Nielsen’s drains."
Pooter Pick: How To Find And Fascinate A Mistress
December 4, 2003
"I've found the most generally effective procedure for warming up a bashful partner is to use the tools the good Lord gave me for sex, my head and my penis."
Watering holes
December 4, 2003
Where elbows are raised, guards are dropped. And so what better breed of person to observe in a casual bar environment than a politician? Ash Ditta crawls the pubs of power.
Second sight
December 4, 2003
The nation’s appetite for Guidance is such that Tony Blair may be right not to bother asking his electorate what we want; we have no idea, writes Jeanette Winterson.
Like most cults, the members look so happy
December 4, 2003
The only trouble is, apart from sci-fi nerds like me and those eager to join any cult that would have them (again, me), who actually needs this thing? Its top speed is 12.5 mph for goodness sake. I know sheep that move that fast. Ben Moor test-drives the Segway.
Social Experiment
November 30, 2003
Tim Wild was bored. So he devised an experiment to try and make himself less so...
I'm not giving you £100 for that, it's rubbish
November 18, 2003
Robin Ince considers the curious comedian that is Jimbo and asks "why is he so doggedly resistant to being a marketable commodity?"
It shouldn’t be allowed…
October 19, 2003
Sean Walsh on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore.
Parliamentary Advisory Committee to meet at Whirl-Y-Gig
October 1, 2003
Sean Walsh gives a think tank a piece of his mind.
September 13, 2003
Asimo: we might think he's cute, but never forget that in 150 years' time his ancestors will be trying to wipe us off the face of the planet.
"Just look at the picture and think what you like."
July 26, 2003
Hating Sarah Lucas is a tricky but important business, thinks Charlie Skelton
August 13, 2002
Overheard at Body Worlds.

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