Please Sir, Can I Have Some………Less?

I gather that Claire Foy (whoever she is) was recently paid less than Matt Smith (whoever he is) for appearing in “The Crown”. Whatever that...

Wouldn’t Surprise In The Slightest, QEII Is Descended From The Prophet Mohammed

This is one of those things which will have people going "Hunh?" but which on closer reflection is rather likely - that Queen Elizabeth...

Just What Cultural Appropriation Is Bruno Mars Guilty Of?

Bruno Mars has been accused of cultural appropriation, one of those sins of the modern world. But it's very difficult indeed to work out...

Royal Weddings – And Assortative Mating – Increase Inequality

We were all half expecting the Independent to run with "Harold Wales married some American bird" as their headline upon this wedding matter. Instead...

Well, Obviously – Polanski’s Wife Refuses To Join Oscars Body Which Threw Out Polanski

Or perhaps this isn't so obviously - who knew of a modern wife willing to stand up for the honour of her husband? Or...

Pop Star Pregnancies – Easy, The Market’s Not Teenyboppers Any More

The Guardian wants to tell us all that something has changed wildly in our culture. Pop stars no longer mumble something about a career...

Claire Foy Paid Less Than Matt Smith In The Crown

I can't say this surprises me all that much. Claire Foy was paid less than Matt Smith for working on The Crown. The lack...

Why We Have Markets – Harvey Weinstein Made A Mistake Over Lord Of The...

A useful little indication of why we have society organised around a series of markets, not as something run by the one single decision...

Roseanne And The $2 Million a Character Tweet

A, somewhat belated, thought: Perhaps if the price of a single repulsive tweet is now somewhere north of $100 million the good old US of...

Grabbing Women by The Pussy

Here is a postscript to my quick review of the essential fickleness of American voters when it comes to the character of their leaders,...