Jon Ronson

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Chris Sievey aka Frank Sidebottom: Friends say that, when wearing the head, Sievey never talked in his own voice

There is much about this story that is strange. A documentary on Frank Sidebottom, the macrocephalic alter-ego of Chris Sievey, was always going to de(...)

Knockranny house: offers  lots of that calm and quiet we all crave in January. Photograph: iStock

Never before have I set out for a road trip with boiled eggs in Tupperware for snacking, instead of bags of Haribo on the dashboard. Diets are deeply (...)

Not all men are relishing the self-awareness they’ve had to develop in the wake of a year of stories of sexual abuse, harassment and systemic misogyny. Photograph: iStock

A number of surveys in recent months – mostly in the US, but bear with me – suggested that some men may be in the throes of a post #MeToo meltdown. In(...)

Katie Hopkins: now having to put up with the indignity of bleeding-heart liberals’ sympathy. Photograph: Getty

Is it too much to hope that this is how it ends for Katie Hopkins? The professional termagant, who came to prominence on reality TV, as a contestant, (...)

Ahn Seo-hyun and Okja in Bong Joon Ho’s Okja

After all the fuss surrounding the means of exhibition, we are happy to report that the first Netflix film to screen at Cannes is worth seeing on any (...)

No to . . . home ownership being at its lowest level in nearly 50 years. Photograph: Getty Images/Cultura RF

What’s Hot How To Be A Grown-Up British writer Daisy Buchanan’s book is much more than millennial self-help. Lumo This Dublin club night has buil(...)

“In recent years, self-help has altered its guise. We are no longer dieting, we are clean eating, and we aren’t sweating like pigs at aerobics, we are a pilates-performing fitfam.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul was my gateway drug. It was the early 1990s, the United States was in the buoyancy of its early Clinton years, and my mother(...)

Movement leader Richard Spencer believes the Alt-right will infiltrate mainstream American culture and politics, starting with deporting undocumented immigrants under Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Currently the subject of a major Twitter storm, Nick Pell’s article for The Irish Times’ website “The Alt-right: everything you need to know” omitted(...)

Bryce Dallas Howard as Lacie in “Nosedive”, an episode from Charlie Brooker’s new “Black Mirror” series on Netflix

Cancel your plans this weekend and instead freak out about the near future with Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror (Netflix). This third season is the big(...)

“At work, my new desktop wallpaper is an image of Peggy Olson strutting into the McCann offices with dark sunglasses and a cigarette hanging out of the side of her mouth.” Photograph: AMC

January: I emerge unscathed from an end-of-year blaze of journalistic controversy. My two-star review of Elf the Musical has upset one of the McGann a(...)

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