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Entries by Christina Patterson from 06/2009

Interview With Zoe Heller: 'I End Up Loathing Myself'

| Posted 06.12.2009 | Entertainment

This tall, lithe, creature, with toned-as-Michelle-Obama's arms and a living-in-the-Bahamas tan, a creature whose latest internationally bestselling novel has garnered reviews Martin Amis would kill for, can't really mean 'self-loathing,' can she?

Hijab and Civil War in the House of Lords

| Posted 06.15.2009 | World

One of the more cheering sights of the past week has been young women in hijab getting excited about politics.

If You Don't Like Food, You Don't Like Life

| Posted 06.18.2009 | Style

How very sad that so many women -- not pre-pubescent teenagers, but adult women -- are wrecking their lives in pursuit of such a silly, life-denying goal as not eating.

Interview with Benjaman Zephaniah: "I'm Just a Normal Bloke Who Writes Poems"

| Posted 06.19.2009 | Entertainment

This "angry, illiterate, uneducated, ex-hustler, rebellious Rastafarian" (which is how Zephaniah describes himself in Too Black, Too Strong) is not like "most blokes who write poems."

Interview with Carlos Acosta: 'I Am Insufferable'

| Posted 06.30.2009 | Entertainment

"We're very strong-minded people," says Acosta. "We learn to control the struggle. You wake up every single day to hammer your body, and you do it, and it does something to you."