Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player


The Observer 2014

July

Eat That, Worries
Sunday 20 July 2014

What Dorothy Did Next
Sunday 13 July 2014

Andy Murray’s Five Minute Meltdown
Sunday 6 July 2014

June

A Fare Deal For Cabbies
Sunday 15 June 2014

Kirstie Allsopp, Teachers & Timetables
Sunday 8 June 2014

One Direction ‘Drug Shame’
Sunday 1 June 2014

May

Say Cheese, It’s A Bacon Sandwich
Sunday 25 May 2014

March

No Books In The Post For Prisoners!
Sunday 30 March 2014

Baroness Warsi’s Eton Message
Sunday 23 March 2014

The Ban Bossy Campaign
Sunday 16 March 2014

Prince George Must Have A Nanny!
Sunday 2 March 2014

February

Starry Starry Nights (and bedtime stories)
Sunday 23 February 2014

The Woody Allen Conundrum
Sunday 9 February 2014

January

‘State School Fees’ Is An Evil Idea
Sunday 26 January 2014

While They’re Rethinking Film Certificates…
Sunday 19 January 2014

Park Your Car By App
Sunday 12 January 2014

The Observer 2013

December

Christmas Gift Guide 2013!
Sunday 15 December 2013

A Most Treasured Diamond
Sunday 8 December 2013

November

PL Travers: Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Sunday 24 November 2013

John Lewis’s Alternative Christmas Message
Sunday 17 November 2013

Are You In A Sham Marriage?
Sunday 10 November 2013

Return Of National Service?
Sunday 3 November 2013

October

At 33+, My Fashion Tips
Sunday 6 October 2013

September

Samantha Geimer, Roman Polanski & Simplification
Sunday 29 September 2013

Chewing The Fat On School Meals
Sunday 22 September 2013

A Veil Epiphany
Sunday 15 September 2013

The Brownie Promise: God Swapped For Gobbledegook
Sunday 8 September 2013

August

Beware Wheeler-dealers
Sunday 25 August 2013

Vicky Pryce And The Snatched Honour
Sunday 4 August 2013

July

Banking On Women
Sunday 28 July 2013

June

The G8 Guide To Lough Erne
Sunday 23 June 2013

Driving’s No Fun Any More
Sunday 16 June 2013

Paris Jackson And The Beauty Myth
Sunday 9 June 2013

David Cameron - Give The Guy A Break
Sunday 2 June 2013

May

Let’s Not Go Dutch
Sunday 5 May 2013

April

Paltrow Tops The Polls
Sunday 28 April 2013

Obs magazine interview: Rupert Everett
Sunday 21 April 2013

Pompeii & Circumstance
Sunday 14 April 2013

Gawd Bless Yer, George Osborne
Sunday 7 April 2013

March

David Miliband & The Book Of Mormon
Sunday 31 March 2013

Justin Bieber’s In With The Wrong Crowd
Sunday 10 March 2013

February

12 Baffled Men
Sunday 24 February 2013

Loverly Martine McCutcheon
Sunday 17 February 2013

Marvellous Margolyes and 5 Reasons To Leave Britain
Sunday 3 February 2013

January

Pippa And The Sleight Of Handbag
Sunday 27 January 2013

Jim Davidson Is No Laughing Matter
Sunday 6 January 2013

The Observer 2012

December

Christmas Shopping Guide 2012
Sunday 23 December 2012

The Key To Release From Fashion Angst
Sunday 16 December 2012

She Was Quite A Dame
Sunday 9 December 2012

November

The Best Wedding Guide Of All
Sunday 4 November 2012

October

Elementary Pt 2: A Lesson From A Row
Sunday 21 October 2012

Dr Joan Watson: Put That In Your Pipe & Smoke It
Sunday 14 October 2012

September

Alter Egos For All
Sunday 30 September 2012

Sports Jocks Are So Half-Baked
Sunday 2 September 2012

August

What Happens At These Money-Spinning Dinners?
Sunday 26 August 2012

Addiction: I’m Just Russell Brand In A Dress
Sunday 19 August 2012

No Bum Deals For Madonna
Sunday 12 August 2012

Smoking
Sunday 5 August 2012

July

A Theory About Fifty Shades
Sunday 29 July 2012

June

Hop On Board My Time Machine
Sunday 24 June 2012

Physicians, I Feel Your Pain
Sunday 17 June 2012

Has Marmalade Become Toast?
Sunday 3 June 2012

May

Ken Loach And The C*** Count
Sunday 27 May 2012

Gay Marriage And Money
Sunday 20 May 2012

Amarillo Slim And The Darkness Of Strangers
Sunday 6 May 2012

April

A Risk-Free Life? No Thanks
Sunday 22 April 2012

High Tea And Lapdancing
Sunday 15 April 2012

What Did The Troll Actually Say?
Sunday 8 April 2012

March

By Public Demand… My Heroines
Sunday 25 March 2012

Are Teen Magazines “Coarsening Trash” ?
Sunday 18 March 2012

Let’s Stage THESE Photo Opps…
Sunday 11 March 2012

Black & White Truths At Last
Sunday 4 March 2012

February

It’s Hard To Take A Stand
Sunday 26 February 2012

Whitney, Abbey And The Privacy Debate
Sunday 19 February 2012

Hatchet Jobs And Leveson
Sunday 12 February 2012

A Shout For Silence
Sunday 5 February 2012

January

They’re Just Being Bishops
Sunday 29 January 2012

Nostalgia Is Such Old Hat
Sunday 22 January 2012

The Observer 2011

December

Friends, Do Not Love Thy Enemas
Sunday 18 December 2011

Traditional To Learn From The Toffs
Sunday 4 December 2011

November

Ed Bauls
Sunday 27 November 2011

Hurray For The Oldsters
Sunday 20 November 2011

It’s Not My Fault I’m So Rude
Sunday 6 November 2011

October

My Magical Toys For Christmas
Sunday 30 October 2011

The Horrid MP, His Wife And The Cat
Sunday 23 October 2011

Dog A l’Orange
Sunday 16 October 2011

Invasion Of The Body Scanners
Saturday 1 October 2011

September

A Surreal World Of Gas Shopping
Sunday 25 September 2011

Advice For Imaginary Teenagers
Sunday 18 September 2011

A Love Song For Quizzers
Sunday 11 September 2011

August

All Aboard The Jolie-Pitt Express
Sunday 21 August 2011

Let It All Out. Well, Sometimes…
Sunday 14 August 2011

Ministers’ Holiday Snaps
Sunday 7 August 2011

July

At Least Lord Coe Is Up To Speed
Sunday 31 July 2011

Showing Some Love For The Mainstream
Sunday 24 July 2011

June

Slut Walks and the Playboy Club
Sunday 19 June 2011

Rotting Colegate…
Sunday 5 June 2011

May

Honestly, I could’ve DIED!
Sunday 29 May 2011

Must We Read All About It (Arnie) ?
Sunday 22 May 2011

Lovely Day For Voting
Sunday 8 May 2011

Royal Wedding Report
Sunday 1 May 2011

April

Why I’ll Be Watching The Royal Wedding
Sunday 24 April 2011

Jamie’s Dream School Nightmare
Sunday 17 April 2011

May I Have Your Attention, Please?
Sunday 3 April 2011

March

This Is A Scoutrage!
Sunday 20 March 2011

Gay Weddings, Royal Weddings, Cigarettes and Names
Sunday 13 March 2011

A Three Line Whip And Mr Speaker
Sunday 6 March 2011

February

The Big Society and The Golden Hare
Sunday 27 February 2011

A Spat With Michael Winner
Sunday 20 February 2011

A Cool Radio 4?
Sunday 13 February 2011

The Amazing Middleton Plot
Sunday 6 February 2011

January

The Green Green Ink Of Home
Sunday 30 January 2011

No Poison For Dinner
Sunday 23 January 2011

Gordon Ramsay, Don’t Go Changing
Sunday 9 January 2011

Happy For Elton John
Sunday 2 January 2011

The Observer 2010

December

A Useful Guide To Christmas Shopping
Sunday 19 December 2010

Some Tips For The Royal Wedding
Sunday 12 December 2010

As I Didn’t Say To The Archbishop…
Sunday 5 December 2010

November

Listen To A Smoker Scoff
Sunday 21 November 2010

The New Poker Army
Sunday 14 November 2010

Sex, Pineapples and Stephen Fry
Sunday 7 November 2010

October

Kanye’s Diamond Teeth
Sunday 24 October 2010

Watch Clegg’s Lips? I’d Rather Not
Sunday 17 October 2010

Blonde Island
Sunday 10 October 2010

Stuff Your Pompoms, This Isn’t Sport
Sunday 3 October 2010

September

Why Doesn’t George Michael Take A Taxi?
Sunday 19 September 2010

That’s Why They Call Them Airport Novels
Sunday 5 September 2010

August

End This Comedy Oppression!
Sunday 29 August 2010

A Tale Of Trapped Cats
Sunday 22 August 2010

Trickery And Monkeying About
Sunday 15 August 2010

Beware Dictators Bearing Gifts
Sunday 8 August 2010

Pope Or Dancing? A Question For Us All
Sunday 1 August 2010

July

A Poker Player I Thought I Knew
Sunday 25 July 2010

June

The Tattoo That Got Me In Trouble
Sunday 27 June 2010

Enjoy Being Single, Or Stop Being It
Sunday 20 June 2010

A Dress To Di For
Sunday 13 June 2010

Radical Art: Sex & The City 2
Sunday 6 June 2010

May

Whether the weather is right…
Sunday 30 May 2010

A Whole New Way Of Writing
Sunday 23 May 2010

A Tale Of Two Schools
Sunday 9 May 2010

4th election column
Sunday 2 May 2010

April

Judo Or Sudoku: The Pensioners’ Choice
Sunday 25 April 2010

3rd election column
Sunday 25 April 2010

Mandy’s Moral March
Sunday 18 April 2010

2nd election column
Sunday 18 April 2010

Talk About A Bucket Seat
Sunday 11 April 2010

1st election column
Sunday 11 April 2010

Nobody Knows Anything
Sunday 4 April 2010

March

Simmer Down, Sarkozy Senior
Sunday 28 March 2010

Return Of The Jolley Gang
Sunday 21 March 2010

Bigelow And The Berlin Heist
Sunday 14 March 2010

February

What Is A Godparent Anyway?
Sunday 28 February 2010

Life In The Bubble
Sunday 21 February 2010

I Want A McDonalds Muntjac
Sunday 14 February 2010

A Grumpy Column About Guns
Sunday 7 February 2010

January

Henry And The Giant Harp
Sunday 31 January 2010

I Want A Divorce; Pity I’m Not Married
Sunday 24 January 2010

The Same Faces For Twelve Days
Sunday 3 January 2010

The Observer 2009

December

A Muslim Eton
Sunday 27 December 2009

Secret Santas Banned
Sunday 20 December 2009

Merry XXX-mas
Sunday 13 December 2009

November

Fake Hair, Fake Smile: Let’s Treasure Cheryl
Sunday 29 November 2009

My Time On Jury Service
Sunday 15 November 2009

A Juror’s Patchwork
Sunday 8 November 2009

October

No More Trips To Walibi World
Sunday 25 October 2009

Hurray For The Postmen
Sunday 18 October 2009

Books: Overrated, Overpriced And No Good In The Bath
Sunday 11 October 2009

September

Even Now, I Wouldn’t Sleep With A Schoolteacher
Sunday 27 September 2009

The Tweet Shall Inherit The Earth
Sunday 6 September 2009

August

Skip The Short Cuts
Sunday 30 August 2009

Scented Candles Can Kill - And Worse
Sunday 23 August 2009

16 Months Of Tears
Sunday 16 August 2009

A Lot Of Weather We’ve Been Having
Sunday 2 August 2009

July

Funny Old Women
Sunday 26 July 2009

Is “I Love You” Worth £163,424 ?
Sunday 19 July 2009

Las Vegas And The Expenses Scandals
Sunday 5 July 2009

June

Mum, I Don’t Want To Be A Lama
Sunday 7 June 2009

May

Life As A Tagged Teenager
Sunday 31 May 2009

BNP Take Tea At The Palace
Sunday 24 May 2009

Jordan and Peter: like Zeus and Athena
Sunday 17 May 2009

Europlonkers And Surrendered Wives
Sunday 10 May 2009

April

Not Just Our Furry Friends…
Sunday 26 April 2009

Madonna, Motherhood and Radishes
Sunday 19 April 2009

THINKING ABOUT FOOD MAKES YOU FAT
Sunday 12 April 2009

Remember The Wives Of Henry VIII
Sunday 5 April 2009

March

Hurray For The Right Sort Of Bottom
Sunday 22 March 2009

In Favour Of Women’s Boxing
Sunday 8 March 2009

A Love Letter To Humphrey Lyttelton
Sunday 1 March 2009

February

Jade Goody and John Diamond
Sunday 22 February 2009

Grandad, Stop Behaving Like A Teenager…
Sunday 15 February 2009

Forget work. Make a snowman.
Sunday 8 February 2009

Ah, first love…
Sunday 1 February 2009

January

Prince Harry In The Dark Ages
Sunday 18 January 2009

I don’t normally sign petitions, but in this case…
Sunday 4 January 2009

The Observer 2008

December

The Jolley Gang
Monday 22 December 2008

The Jolley Gang
Sunday 21 December 2008

Tongue Tied On A First Date?
Sunday 14 December 2008

I Could Never Be Party To Gatecrashing
Sunday 7 December 2008

November

It Wasn’t Like That When I Made A Porn Movie
Sunday 23 November 2008

King Charles And The Knobbly Veg
Sunday 16 November 2008

God bless Fergie
Sunday 9 November 2008

October

How very wise of Peaches Geldof to marry in haste.
Sunday 26 October 2008

There Is Nothing Wrong With WAGs
Tuesday 21 October 2008

If I wanted coffee, I’d go to a cafe
Monday 13 October 2008

Yes, I’ve got glasses…
Monday 6 October 2008

September

Primary School Kids Share Their Lifestyle Secrets
Sunday 28 September 2008

So, Mr Bond, are you actually a leg or a breast man?
Sunday 7 September 2008

August

Live in the now? What an absolutely idiotic proposition
Sunday 31 August 2008

Don’t Trust Your Animal Instincts
Sunday 24 August 2008

All hail Boris, a doughty champion in a frustrating world
Sunday 17 August 2008

There’s no smoke without ire
Sunday 10 August 2008

Britain Would Be A Better Place If We Had More Bitches
Sunday 3 August 2008

July

Escape fantasies? Give me a Big Mac and some gas bills
Sunday 20 July 2008

June

Oh it’s truly a crime that women are reluctant to rhyme
Sunday 15 June 2008

Oh dear, I think I’ve got a critical case of pergola envy
Sunday 1 June 2008

May

The fittest of the survivalists? There’s no contest
Sunday 25 May 2008

Ping! Welcome to a heavenly hubbub
Sunday 18 May 2008

It’s advertising the royal way ... because one deserves it
Sunday 11 May 2008

April

Ah, Monaco. Land of the filthy rich. And I mean filthy
Sunday 27 April 2008

Now that’s my kinda town
Sunday 6 April 2008

March

Me misspeak? Now you mention it ...
Sunday 30 March 2008

Why is poor Dr Walshaw in the soup?
Sunday 23 March 2008

My Lulu of an idea to save the planet
Sunday 16 March 2008

Shall I compare thee, Lee Jasper, to Keats or Donne? No
Sunday 9 March 2008

Why can’t a man be more like a car?
Sunday 2 March 2008

February

Time to bring back happy Hollywood
Sunday 24 February 2008

Hurrah for the recession. It will do us a power of good
Sunday 17 February 2008

Please spare me from those spas
Sunday 10 February 2008

Barack’s debt to Larry David
Sunday 3 February 2008

January

I won’t be party to a party
Sunday 27 January 2008

Mum’s the word for racist
Sunday 20 January 2008

Walking back to happiness
Sunday 13 January 2008

The Observer 2007

December

Genitally does it, David
Sunday 16 December 2007

Mel C, I’m with you
Sunday 9 December 2007

Write on, Miss Austen
Sunday 2 December 2007

November

Love thy neighbour? I do
Sunday 25 November 2007

How long? You’re joking
Sunday 18 November 2007

Long live the laughter
Sunday 4 November 2007

October

The lure of the courtesan
Sunday 14 October 2007

September

It’s that loving feline
Sunday 23 September 2007

It’s so hard to be a hero
Sunday 16 September 2007

Dave takes us for a rural ride
Sunday 9 September 2007

Feuds, glorious feuds
Sunday 2 September 2007

August

Where’s Man Friday when you need him?
Sunday 26 August 2007

Flashman, do put it away
Sunday 12 August 2007

July

This one’s for safe sex
Sunday 29 July 2007

Be a jewel personality
Sunday 22 July 2007

Only aces get the credit
Sunday 8 July 2007

June

How do you want me?
Sunday 17 June 2007

The only tits I want to see
Sunday 10 June 2007

She’s not big or grown up
Sunday 3 June 2007

May

Now, a few home truths
Sunday 27 May 2007

Lessons in manners
Sunday 20 May 2007

I’m cruising for equality
Sunday 13 May 2007

Stay awake now, please
Sunday 6 May 2007

April

Staying cool, Dave style
Sunday 29 April 2007

A Speer-carrier too far
Sunday 22 April 2007

Wilf, meet Henry, Google’s top killer
Sunday 15 April 2007

March

Kafkaesque? I should Coco
Sunday 25 March 2007

I’ll tell you a real fairy tale
Sunday 18 March 2007

Whose life is it anyway?
Sunday 11 March 2007

February

Thunderballs-up
Sunday 25 February 2007

Court in the act
Sunday 11 February 2007

Whose life is it anyway?
Sunday 11 February 2007

Las Vegas it won’t be
Sunday 4 February 2007

January

Oh, aren’t you well-read?
Sunday 28 January 2007

Please, marry in haste
Sunday 14 January 2007

Tell the truth, for love
Sunday 7 January 2007

The Observer 2006

December

What shall we get them?
Sunday 24 December 2006

Me and my celebrity staff
Sunday 17 December 2006

Setting my beret at Rod
Sunday 3 December 2006

November

Sorry, but I do feel sorry
Sunday 26 November 2006

Who says Posh is cheap?
Sunday 19 November 2006

How to be ordinary
Sunday 12 November 2006

Curse of the alpha female
Sunday 5 November 2006

October

The curse of true love
Sunday 15 October 2006

Bring on those boffins
Sunday 8 October 2006

Pull yourself together
Sunday 1 October 2006

September

Girls, get a gumshoe
Sunday 24 September 2006

Pow! It’s a boy thing
Sunday 17 September 2006

Politics? Try wilder fun
Sunday 10 September 2006

Bring on Queen Zara
Sunday 3 September 2006

August

Go on, amaze me
Sunday 27 August 2006

No bosom pal of mine
Sunday 20 August 2006

July

Love, honour and OK!
Sunday 23 July 2006

Yes, now I’m a believer
Sunday 16 July 2006

David’s a Goliath to me
Sunday 9 July 2006

Frankly, my dear ...
Sunday 2 July 2006

June

Teenagers, you’re history
Sunday 25 June 2006

Three cheers for losers
Sunday 18 June 2006

And then he kissed her. Why?
Sunday 4 June 2006

May

Our little obsessions laid bare
Sunday 28 May 2006

Always father, dear father
Sunday 21 May 2006

Daly’s my kind of loser
Sunday 7 May 2006

April

Which wife would you be?
Sunday 30 April 2006

How des can a res really be?
Sunday 23 April 2006

Wow - a bona fide superstar
Sunday 16 April 2006

Men, mind your manners
Sunday 9 April 2006

Do not go genitally ...
Sunday 2 April 2006

March

Love is not a ball and chain
Sunday 26 March 2006

Put those books away, boys
Sunday 19 March 2006

Lay off stars in cars
Sunday 5 March 2006

February

So what’s the dress code?
Sunday 26 February 2006

Thank God for 9 to 5, when you don’t have to work
Sunday 19 February 2006

Remember, never put Tiddles in the washing machine
Sunday 5 February 2006

January

Modest, practical and a little weird ... Britishness in a shop
Sunday 29 January 2006

Legal brothels? That’s far too much competition
Sunday 22 January 2006

Liars and cheats? Give them a medal
Sunday 15 January 2006

Careful, Jamie. Kate’s got true aristocrattitude
Sunday 8 January 2006

The slang show
Sunday 1 January 2006

The Observer 2005

December

Hooray for Davina - or should that be McCall?
Sunday 18 December 2005

Crime: so much more fun when it’s made up ...
Sunday 11 December 2005

Nuns on email? So much for the solitary life ...
Sunday 4 December 2005

November

Got the blues? Call for Jeeves
Sunday 20 November 2005

Giraffes shouldn’t get it in the neck
Sunday 13 November 2005

The real deal
Sunday 13 November 2005

Love and gambling? Bet that won’t work
Sunday 6 November 2005

October

Memo to self: get impregnated soonest
Sunday 30 October 2005

Suing witch doctors? Whatever next?
Sunday 16 October 2005

Looking your age is no disgrace
Sunday 9 October 2005

Admit it: estate agents ooze sex
Sunday 2 October 2005

September

Ma’am, I think I’ve got a problem
Saturday 24 September 2005

Secrets, love, dreams and just a little light lingerie
Sunday 18 September 2005

You’ll believe a cake can fly
Sunday 11 September 2005

Sorry, Nancy, I had Sven first
Sunday 4 September 2005

August

Clothes shops without clothes ... perfect
Sunday 28 August 2005

Go on, kick a redhead. She loves it
Sunday 21 August 2005

A real life Hogwarts? Hogwash
Sunday 14 August 2005

Suddenly ugly old nannies are hot, hot, hot
Sunday 7 August 2005

July

Drinking games
Sunday 31 July 2005

June

You’re having a laugh
Sunday 26 June 2005

Floored genius
Sunday 19 June 2005

Queen of Swaziland? Let me join the queue
Sunday 5 June 2005

May

Why I’m having a one to one with Abi Titmuss
Sunday 29 May 2005

What the Dickens will they think of next?
Sunday 22 May 2005

Come on, Tony, slather me in cellulite cream
Sunday 15 May 2005

A black-and-white guide to dating
Sunday 1 May 2005

April

If a man is mean about minibars, he’ll be bad in bed
Sunday 24 April 2005

Women only? Now that is scary…
Sunday 17 April 2005

Only a man could mistake the worth of a swimsuit
Sunday 10 April 2005

March

Now, where did I put my false beard?
Sunday 27 March 2005

Mess with Laura and you mess with me
Sunday 20 March 2005

Kindly remove your tongue from my mouth this instant
Sunday 13 March 2005

Mr Swank, you’re nothing more than a big girl’s blouse
Sunday 6 March 2005

February

Bling for boys? Only if they’re fit and working class, thanks
Sunday 27 February 2005

No one understands me. And that’s the way I like it
Sunday 13 February 2005

January

Sky ups the ante in the stupidity stakes
Sunday 30 January 2005

If you want to see true morality, tune into Big Brother
Sunday 23 January 2005

Angelina Jolie: now she’s what I call a bad boy
Sunday 16 January 2005

God bless Kate - better late than never
Sunday 9 January 2005

The Observer 2004

December

I Want Bullet-Proof Wristbands And A Lasso Of Truth
Sunday 12 December 2004

Elton? Oh, just give him another pair of gold trousers
Sunday 5 December 2004

November

‘I’m going to think like Gandy. Don’t pretend you don’t know who I mean’
Sunday 28 November 2004

A guru, a guru, my kingdom for a guru
Sunday 21 November 2004

I’ll have a big Mac and fries to go before I go
Sunday 14 November 2004

I’m going to vote next week too - at least 30 times…
Sunday 7 November 2004

October

Don’t flutter yourself
Sunday 24 October 2004

Yes, it is possible to have exotic sex in Cheltenham
Sunday 3 October 2004

September

Housework turns men on? Please don’t talk dirty
Sunday 26 September 2004

Cry all you like, Becks - as long as you’re not a loser
Sunday 19 September 2004

It’s OK, Naomi, my guide to modelling will set you straight
Sunday 12 September 2004

Join the cafe society and help make me seriously rich
Sunday 5 September 2004

August

The British film industry like never before (No, really)
Sunday 29 August 2004

Admit it; you might actually be 30, but you are still 13 at heart, aren’t you?
Sunday 15 August 2004

Love rats? They should all be thrown to the squirrels
Sunday 1 August 2004

July

Stay out of the sex club, Charlotte; it’s for adults only
Sunday 25 July 2004

When i’m king, I shall make Hugh Grant my queen
Sunday 18 July 2004

Shopping in shops? How old hat
Sunday 11 July 2004

You’re a bloody mess, Kate moss…
Sunday 4 July 2004

June

I smoked, and now I can’t stub out the flaws in my past
Sunday 27 June 2004

There are better ways to spend 90 minutes. A quick nap, for instance
Sunday 20 June 2004

Suit yourself; it’s your funeral
Sunday 13 June 2004

Web aces clean up in poker’s new world
Sunday 6 June 2004

May

At least Dirty Den stayed in character. Unlike some…
Sunday 9 May 2004

Sinister sisterhood of feminists? That’ll be me, then
Sunday 2 May 2004

April

Lemons with pips? That’s really taking the pith
Sunday 25 April 2004

Edwardian porn? Fantastic. Too bad everyone’s doing it at 90 miles an hour
Sunday 18 April 2004

Only a ‘complete egg’ goes for broke on Easter Sunday
Sunday 11 April 2004

Talk is cheap, but small talk is priceless
Sunday 4 April 2004

March

The Stepford Lover - and my other modern fantasies
Sunday 28 March 2004

What becomes of the brokenhearted? We play bridge
Sunday 14 March 2004

Wham bam thank you mam in 31 minutes flat? No thanks
Sunday 7 March 2004

February

If you want to nab a man, check out his shopping
Sunday 15 February 2004

Shakespeare, shall I compare thee to a day in Slough?
Sunday 8 February 2004

A clog-wearing butterfly always beats an email
Sunday 1 February 2004

January

Modern man as action hero? That really is Nuts
Sunday 25 January 2004

We have ways of making you live with somebody
Sunday 18 January 2004

Carry on leering, but I’m not playing nursie any more
Sunday 11 January 2004

The Observer 2003

December

The perfect gift for the boss? Let the web decide
Sunday 21 December 2003

Mediums? Sure. You just have to get into the right spirit
Sunday 14 December 2003

November

Spare a Christmas thought for the poor little rich kids
Sunday 30 November 2003

Be my guest. Though I know I’m going to regret it
Sunday 23 November 2003

Catherine’s just a girl who can’t say dough
Sunday 16 November 2003

If only Tarantino had directed Princess Diana
Sunday 2 November 2003

October

Straight expectations
Sunday 26 October 2003

A new forum for grumpy men? Like they need it
Sunday 12 October 2003

Sex scenes are fine. As long as I don’t have to watch
Sunday 5 October 2003

September

What a drag it is getting old? Not any more, Mick
Sunday 28 September 2003

Who’ll tell Cherie the unvarnished truth now?
Sunday 21 September 2003

Those who are busy doing nothing, we salute you
Sunday 14 September 2003

August

Yes, I’d love a talking car - but only if I get to programme it
Sunday 31 August 2003

Why naked Brits are on a hiding to nothing
Sunday 24 August 2003

If I’m going to be toast, I might as well eat toast
Sunday 17 August 2003

July

Am I going out tonight? I’m not that desperate
Sunday 27 July 2003

Can’t remember your holiday? Blame the souvenirs
Sunday 20 July 2003

Am I really going out with him? Ask my boss
Sunday 13 July 2003

So fags and junk food might be outlawed? Bring it on
Sunday 6 July 2003

June

Gender stereotyping? Fine as long as I get to do it
Sunday 29 June 2003

Second childhood? I’m still enjoying my first one
Sunday 22 June 2003

So, boys, how much up front for you to have a boob job?
Sunday 15 June 2003

A date with Mr Darcy? I’d rather have Des O’ Connor
Sunday 8 June 2003

A holiday with the parents? Well, it beats a Cruise
Sunday 1 June 2003

May

If your luxury item is a pair of tweezers - get a life
Sunday 4 May 2003

April

We’re Minnie Driver’s lonely hearts club band…
Sunday 27 April 2003

The trouble with families that sing in perfect harmony
Sunday 20 April 2003

Get it off your chest… but say something original
Sunday 13 April 2003

March

BST is only a boon for farmers and foot fetishists
Sunday 30 March 2003

Why say it with flowers when you can use a megaphone?
Sunday 23 March 2003

Tops for Pops? Well, Bada Bing’s just the thing…
Sunday 16 March 2003

Snooker star White pots the big one… playing poker player
Sunday 16 March 2003

McDonald’s is now the true home of the whopper
Sunday 9 March 2003

That dinner was to die for. Well, not really…
Sunday 2 March 2003

February

Goodbye chastity, corsets and curates with morals
Sunday 16 February 2003

31 things I love about men like Nick Hornby
Sunday 9 February 2003

It’s enough to make you cuss and blind
Sunday 2 February 2003

January

Shoes better than sex? Don’t be so silly
Sunday 26 January 2003

If you’re still outraged by Page Three, it’s time you grew up
Sunday 19 January 2003

A man’s gotta do… something about his hair
Sunday 12 January 2003

The Observer 2002

December

How it was left to 007 to spot the real baddies of TV
Sunday 22 December 2002

Award win for The Office’s loser
Sunday 15 December 2002

If the mud sticks, Cherie, use it for a massage
Sunday 15 December 2002

Relax, Charles, ‘tis the season for gift recycling
Sunday 8 December 2002

Marriage is like getting fat. It just happens to you…
Sunday 1 December 2002

November

All men are Alan Partridge. Just listen to them
Sunday 24 November 2002

Secrets and lies expose the royal hunchbacks
Sunday 17 November 2002

I want to travel, meet people and see them stoned
Sunday 10 November 2002

Now the baby’s here, please nix Sex and the City
Sunday 3 November 2002

October

Would you buy curtains with Nicky Haslam?
Sunday 20 October 2002

Pssst, Kylie. Wanna buy my pigeon-grey bra?
Sunday 13 October 2002

Real men don’t eat each other…
Sunday 6 October 2002

September

Don’t ring us, boys… and we won’t ring you
Sunday 22 September 2002

Not tonight darling, I’ve got my map upside down
Sunday 15 September 2002

I’m not a good sport. But I’m sorry to say Uri Geller is
Sunday 1 September 2002

August

Go on Gwyneth, tell us what you really think about her
Sunday 11 August 2002

Please refrain from flash photography…
Sunday 4 August 2002

July

A word in your ear, Archbishop: drop the zaniness…
Sunday 28 July 2002

I would dye for you. Or even wear flip-flops
Sunday 21 July 2002

Who wants to be a millionheiress? I don’t
Sunday 14 July 2002

June

Maybe Agassi could bridge the gap with Clooney
Sunday 30 June 2002

If you’re going to drop a clanger, make it a big one
Sunday 23 June 2002

Have I got news for the BBC… Angus must stay
Sunday 16 June 2002

Why does Will Young still sing about girls?
Sunday 9 June 2002

Why it’s wrong to confuse busyness with pleasure
Sunday 2 June 2002

May

Brawn minus brain just doesn’t compute any more
Sunday 19 May 2002

All the best conservatives have gay dads…
Sunday 12 May 2002

Why Madge and Gwyneth are perfect for each other
Sunday 5 May 2002

April

For Chris’s sake, join the brainy Morrisettes
Sunday 28 April 2002

Keep pornography in its place… on my VCR
Sunday 21 April 2002

Snare a millionaire? I’d rather die single and impoverished
Sunday 14 April 2002

March

Own up to your deep secret ... just hide the tell-tale trivia
Sunday 31 March 2002

Happy Christmas, Oscar
Sunday 24 March 2002

Marriage? I’ll give it a week…
Sunday 17 March 2002

From mountain pose to Marlboro
Sunday 10 March 2002

The Observer 1999

October

Is the force with you?
Sunday 3 October 1999

Victoria Coren

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