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Entries by Christina Patterson from 08/2009

The Hangover That Women Can't Shake Off

| Posted 08.01.2009 | Healthy Living

More than 80 years after women were given the right to vote, we seem more convinced than ever that the chief role of women in our society is adornment.

The Price of this War Just Keeps Going up

| Posted 08.06.2009 | World

War is an abomination. It's a last resort. It's a thing you do when it's the only thing to do.

Interview with Clive James: A Serious Talent to Amuse

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Entertainment

Clive James is a brilliant bunch of questions, a brilliant bunch of answers, and soliloquies and theories and counter-theories. No need for an interviewer, really, except that I'm here and I'd quite like to do it.

Lessons in Fashion and the Female Brain

| Posted 08.20.2009 | Style

Coco Chanel and Anna Wintour both managed to become living incarnations of that 20th-century obsession (that we now take entirely for granted), the brand. The brand is king. And queen. And God.

Politics is Difficult and Dirty. And a Noble Calling

| Posted 08.22.2009 | World

If Alan Duncan and his ilk think it's tough to be a politician, they might give some thought to Morgan Tsvangirai.