Julie Burchill

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

How did I get Meghan so wrong?

14 January 2020 11:18 pm

I have many fine qualities – but being a good judge of character is not one of them. Put me…

The old monster Elton John appears charmingly self-deprecating

30 November 2019 9:00 am

I don’t care for Elton John. A cross between Violet Elizabeth Bott and Princess Margaret, his temper tantrums are legendary,…

Debbie Harry makes the perfect pop star

2 November 2019 9:00 am

My admiration for Deborah Harry goes back a long way and — fittingly for a woman who even as a…

Why is everyone on Facebook so paranoid about their privacy?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

There’s a line in Desperately Seeking Susan where Madonna (Susan) reads aloud the diary of Roberta, the bored housewife she…

Pity poor Candace Bushnell, still flogging Sex and the City at 60

17 August 2019 9:00 am

On paper, Candace Bushnell and the medieval warlord El Cid don’t have a lot in common. The first made a…

Conservative party chairman James Cleverly (Getty)

Labour can’t cope with Boris’s BAME cabinet

3 August 2019 9:00 am

I’ve never voted Conservative and I never will. Having been raised in a working-class home, I can’t get past the…

Our churches aren’t perfect, but if we lose them we will all be worse off

27 April 2019 9:00 am

After hearing about the massacre in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, I went to church, happily sang the word God…