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My strange encounter with foot fetishists

15 January 2022 9:00 am

My strange encounter with the foot fetishists

I’m sharing my boyfriend with 60,000 other people

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The trouble with dating a social media star

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter ban is nothing to celebrate

7 January 2022 1:14 am

Marjorie Taylor Greene is nuttier than M&M World. Not your garden-variety conservative, or even a conservative at all, but a…

Am I being impersonated by an actor from Colorado or a mining company?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Someone else with my name is wreaking havoc with my attempts to control the Twitter account I don’t want. Obviously,…

The good and bad news about the Online Safety Bill

14 December 2021 10:01 pm

If you care about free speech, the just-published report of the Joint Committee on the Online Safety Bill – a…

I’ve been back one week and the good old US of A has never seemed more depressing

13 November 2021 9:00 am

New York Don’t let anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three people were recently shot…

Letters: The contentious issues of religious conversion

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Hard to reconcile Sir: Although not an Anglican, I appreciate Michael Nazir-Ali’s dilemma (‘A change of mind and heart’, 23…

Why I say no to apps

30 October 2021 9:00 am

‘My phone says I can’t go out until Tuesday, so I can’t come and meet you,’ said my friend. And…

The problem with ‘David’s law’

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Two members of parliament have been killed in the past five and a half years. This, one long-serving MP laments,…

The Facebook empire is beginning to crumble

6 October 2021 6:43 pm

When empires crumble they slide slowly at first, then the temple walls come crashing down. Facebook is not quite at…

I miss life before Big Tech

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Do any of you remember the time when everything took place on the terraces and in outdoor cafés? Before everyone…

Blue-tick Twitter is spoiling Emma Raducanu's victory

13 September 2021 7:10 am

How do you take the pleasure out of something so marvellous and joyful as Emma Raducanu’s US open victory last…

Technology is robbing us of the power to forget

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Technology is robbing us of the power to forget

I was held to ransom by hackers

7 August 2021 9:00 am

I was held to ransom by hackers

Mesmerising and monstrous: @zola reviewed

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The distinction between on and offline life blurred long ago. The greatest spats, sexual self-fashionings and mad soliloquies now unfurl…

Isn't it time social media cracked down on racism?

12 July 2021 9:50 pm

No sooner had Bukayo Saka’s penalty kick thudded into the gloves of the Italian goalkeeper than you could see it…

The bogus business of stigma-busting

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Our society is bristling with social stigmas, we’re told, even in the progressive West, even in London. Life is so…

Beware Boris's sinister crackdown on free speech

24 June 2021 5:14 pm

A Conservative government that boasts it is a defender of free speech against the attacks of ‘the woke’ is about…

Big Tech is turning into Big Brother

5 June 2021 9:00 am

The Big Tech social media giants are having to rethink their policy of censoring anybody who suggests that Covid originated…

How TikTok can turn a book into a bestseller

5 June 2021 9:00 am

How TikTok can make a book a bestseller

A brilliant, tense, ragged slice of drama: Waiting for Lefty reviewed

29 May 2021 9:00 am

A Russian Doll is a monologue about Putin’s campaign to swing the Brexit vote in his favour. It stars Rachel…

TikTok intifada: the role of new media in old conflicts

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The TikTokisation of global politics

The curious rise of cottagecore

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Cottagecore, not to be confused with cottaging, is an aspirational lifestyle trend. The word is relatively new —although you’ll find…

The first-century saint who went viral

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Laura Freeman considers how artists have depicted one of the strangest and most touching of the Stations of the Cross

Promising material squandered: BKLYN – The Musical reviewed

27 March 2021 9:00 am

BKLYN — The Musical gives itself a headache for no reason. What does ‘BKLYN’ mean? Perhaps it’s a random jumble…