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Simon Hattenstone

Simon Hattenstone

    Caroline Criado-Perez and the plague of misogynist trolls
    Caroline Criado-Perez and the plague of misogynist trolls
    A few weeks ago, Caroline Criado-Perez made a memorable appearance on British TV news. The feminist campaigner had won her battle with the Bank of...
    Patti Smith: The accidental rocker who woke the world
    Patti Smith: The accidental rocker who woke the world
    Ping! The sweetest email arrives in my inbox from Patti Smith’s assistant, Andi. “Patti will do interview at Simon’s convenience...
    Snoop Dogg is dead, long live Snoop Lion
    Snoop Dogg is dead, long live Snoop Lion
    Snoop appears, as if by magic, in a puff of his own smoke. The rapper, actor, gangster and stoner extraordinaire has reinvented himself as a...
    Damien Hirst: 'Anyone can be Rembrandt'
    Damien Hirst: 'Anyone can be Rembrandt'
    Damien Hirst stares into his portrait of a skull. This is the new Damien Hirst -- Hirst the solitary painter rather than Hirst the art world's...
    Confessions of Miss Mischief
    Confessions of Miss Mischief
    Marjane Satrapi gusts into the room like a hurricane. She is a tiny woman propped up on huge white platform heels. She is dressed in black and is...
    Fuel on the Formula One fire
    Fuel on the Formula One fire
    Has there ever been a face quite as misleading as Lewis Hamilton's? With the sweetest of smiles, pencil-thin sideburns and an almost hairless face,...
    Serena's weepy classic
    Serena's weepy classic
    There is nothing that reduces me to a howling baby more than an unlikely sporting triumph -- Kelly Holmes staring at the screen unsure that she has...
    Nothing like a dame
    Nothing like a dame
    It takes us a good 30 seconds to get on to sex. Helen Mirren's wearing a plaster on her toe. I've got a thing about plasters, I say. "That's a...
    Elvis is all shook up
    Elvis is all shook up
    Is there a man in football with more responsibilities than Stephen Pressley? The Hearts and Scotland stalwart is not only a centre-back and captain...
    What a celebration tells us about the scorer
    What a celebration tells us about the scorer
    A week ago many Manchester City fans regarded Bernardo Corradi as a goal-squandering mercenary who did a passable impression of Joe Jordan's...
    Every underdog has its day
    Every underdog has its day
    Monday morning, and the world shines anew. Grown men skip down the street, pensioners raise their walking sticks in solidarity, babies gurgle...
    Roy Keane: Shades of Brian Clough
    Roy Keane: Shades of Brian Clough
    So what exactly did Keano say to his players in the Inaugural Roy Keane Motivation Lecture? His Sunderland team were 1-0 down against Derby County...