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Bryan Appleyard
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Special feature writer at The Sunday Times.

I also write for the New Statesman and The Economist’s Intelligent Live magazine.

As a freelance I have been TV critic of The Tablet and written a weekly column in the Independent. I have also contributed to the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Daily Telegraph, Prospect, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review, The Sun. I have also appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes - notably, in recent years, Today, Night Waves, Woman’s Hour, Newsnight etc.

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What Philomena Is Really About

(3) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Judi Dench first heard the whole astonishing story of Philomena Lee in the garden of her house in the countryside south of London. Steve Coogan read the movie script to her -- he had written it with Jeff Pope -- even doing different voices for every part.

The story had...

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American Tales

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 2:01 PM

Staying at Mountain Village in the Colorado Rockies, I need to catch what the locals call the gondola but we would call a cable car to get down to Telluride. I start at about 9000 feet above sea level. The car first rises up to 10,500 feet and then falls...

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Arianna, Anonymity and Freedom

(284) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 3:50 PM

Arianna Huffington has decided to end commenter anonymity at the Huffington Post. Our conversation, she tells me, was 'very important in my decision'. In my article I wrote, 'Somebody has to teach the internet companies some basic logic -- anonymity and free speech are incompatible -- and...

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