Browsing: The Idler

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Our Hollywood starlet celebrity actress, Jane Finch, answers fans’ questions about young Hollywood, the future, charity work, President Obama and her intolerance to lactose. Contains scenes of extreme glamour.

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In the depths of my sleep, a niggle prompts me to turn over, and the resulting disarrangement causes me to frown in annoyance. I am now aware of my retina, and the daylight penetrating the thin membrane of my closed eyelid.

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Back with her weekly video, Hollywood celebrity, actress and international fashion model, Jane Finch, answers readers’ questions about gay marriage and her elaborate avocado-based hair care routine.

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Jane Finch is a Hollywood celebrity, zipping from yoga class to casting session to boutique fashion outlet to Beverly Hills pool party with the A-list glitterati; she now presents to us a question and answer session about her glamorous life.

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Miss York is back with her sharpened pencil, musing late at night about words in our lexicon suffering the lash of society’s truculent tongue. To sleep, perchance to dream; ay, there’s the rub…

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Volatile literary genius, feared poet, vitriolic satirist and legendary Delhi journalist, Rahnam Pachry, turns his acerbic wit and his poison-tipped fountain pen to the dirty old town of London.

Musings Bear Standing (c) Harry Chapman
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He was talking to Katharine when I entered the restaurant, in that gallant, paternal way some older men of a certain character adopt when speaking to the young. He was certainly a character, with his bear-like frame…

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In this year’s first instalment of short fiction writing, Bridport Prize shortlisted author, Maddie York, weaves a darkly surreal tale about Scrabble, delusion, and a baby called Quo.

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German humour; an oxymoron or a misunderstanding of language and culture? Tom Garton discovers that perhaps the Germans do have a sense of humour after all. No really, they do…

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As we move inexorably into spring, roving explorer Harry Chapman pens a fond farewell to the winter months and that bracing weather phenomenon that carries with its crystalline flakes the ability to invigorate the soul.

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Train travel; romanticised by writers from Paul Theroux to Graham Greene, hailed by many as the most elegant form of long distance travel, allowing one to escape from the foibles of the modern world. Or so we like to think…

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