A new Dark Age - coming to a wedding near you

If there’s one thing I despise in a columnist it’s the phrase: "I was watching TV the other night.'' Writers should be out living - goddammit! Not watching TV. They should be dragging themselves through the gutter. Sharing the slumgullion …

No west end in sight for Soho hostess

In the heart of London’s theatre district, one woman has been serving customers for more than 70 years and she’s still going. Elena Salvoni is heralded as the unofficial Queen …

Europe's last maverick

On a crisp, cold, sunny winter’s day, I meet President Grimsson at his official residence just outside Rejkjavik. With minimal security, I’m led into the President’s library …