Private Lives

A poster from the 1930s advertising Shanghai

'Wicked old Paris of the Orient': a portrait of 1930s Shanghai

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Here’s the Mandarin for ooh-la-la! As Taras Grescoe, a respected Canadian writer of nonfiction, shows in this marvellous, microscopically descriptive…

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…

How do I ever get speaking gigs? I’m guessing it goes like this…

13 December 2014 9:00 am

To Brighton, to address a conference of property investors. Unusually, I find myself programmed alongside both Gerard Lyons, City economist…

Private Lives at the Gielgud: Spot the sexual tension between Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens

13 July 2013 9:00 am

It’s always a problem with Macbeth: what accents to use? The Globe is applying the traditional remedy. Lord and Lady…