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Karl Ove Knausgaard,

Barista on Tap

Karl Ove Knausgaard,

Barista on Tap

A prize-winning author of unimpeachable literary integrity is dishing out flat whites in Soho.

A Letter

from the ICU

A Letter

from the ICU

A must-read dispatch from a doctor working in a major London hospital.

The Frying Pan

and the Fire

The Frying Pan

and the Fire

Ethan Croft profiles some truly egregious parliamentary candidates: over-promoted dunces, liars, gainfully employed lobby-fodder and supercilious nobodies.

Call

Me

Call

Me

Dr Rachel Hawke, a couples therapist and consultant, tries not to take her work home with her. No easy task.

Anthony Lane reviews

Allison Pearson

Anthony Lane reviews

Allison Pearson

But there sits an avatar of her visage, a mere two decades old, gazing out at me, inviting me to delve deeper into her oeuvre. Come on, sir. I’m prepared.

Corbynism after Corbyn

Corbynism after Corbyn

An essayistic slog dedicated to the revolutionary vanguard: Tomiwa Owolade makes his tribute.

Wrestling with Discontent

Wrestling with Discontent

Starting a podcast is strange. We live in uncertain times. Sydney Lima on starting a podcast in these strange and uncertain times.

Lacking

Trust

Lacking

Trust

An anonymous NHS insider reveals how regulation has left the institution unprepared for the pandemic.

Flann on

Lockdown

Flann on

Lockdown

Our correspondent is that peat-hearted Hibernian, Flann O’Brien himself. Levitated from the grave and thrown into vivid form by Séamas O’Reilly.

Hot Chip

are not

on Tour

Hot Chip

are not

on Tour

The music industry is a champagne affair. Well sort of. But not really. Al Doyle gives you the tough truth.

These Times

That we’re Living in

These Times

That we’re Living in

In a new series, The Fence hears from young industry leaders as to how their business is bearing up under the Coronavirus. First up is Daniel Willis, co-founder of The Clove Club, Luca and Two Lights.

Alice in

Medialand

Alice in

Medialand

A Private Eyevent! Featuring the rt. hon. Lord Poshlip and many more.

Yellow

Nailpolish,

a Short Story

Yellow

Nailpolish,

a Short Story

Every contemporary short story ever published – as imagined by A.K. Blakemore.

London

Haunts III

London

Haunts III

A trio of ghoulish dates, replayed for your reading pleasure and moral instruction.

London Coffee Shops as

Failed Dating Experiences

London Coffee Shops as

Failed Dating Experiences

Alex Marraccini compares past dates with women to trendy London coffee shops. And a bit more.

What Next for the London

Restaurant World?

What Next for the London

Restaurant World?

The London restaurant world is fucked. Jonathan Nunn tells who is the most fucked.

The Coronavirus Diaries Of Samuel Pepys

The Coronavirus Diaries Of Samuel Pepys

The Coronavirus Diaries

Of Samuel Pepys

The Coronavirus Diaries

Of Samuel Pepys

O, to languish upon my couch, and see my nation prove themelves to be mere cowards!

Diary of

an Urban Parson

Rev. Refreshed

Diary of

an Urban Parson

Rev. Refreshed

Laurence Sterne meets Adrian Mole in this clerical dispatch.

Wild Swimming:

Our Half-arsed

Cultural Critic

Dips a Toe

And Phones It In

Wild Swimming:

Our Half-arsed

Cultural Critic

Dips a Toe

And Phones It In

Rob Palk reports live on Photogenica Moneyshire, seen last at Hampstead Ponds.

Conversations

with Friends

about

Sally Rooney

Conversations

with Friends

about

Sally Rooney

Ella Cory-Wright provides an epistolary inquiry into the zeitgeist and herself.

The Diary of

Samuel

Pepys

iPhone Addict

The Diary of

Samuel

Pepys

iPhone Addict

Thence I to my office, and all afternoon opening and closing the Guardian homepage. And after some hours seeing with horror how long I had neglected my work, I resolved to stop up my WiFi, for the confusion of my papers is the worst I think I ever knew. Yet I swore the same last week, and have got nothing by it.

Politics

Off

Grid

Politics

Off

Grid

Our anonymous insider at Broadcasting House takes us inside a beleaguered institution.

Chef Bites Back!

Chef Bites Back!

The Fence has hired a Michelin-starred restaurateur to go undercover and analyse the critics.

How to Keep

Rory Stewart

Off Your

Property

How to Keep

Rory Stewart

Off Your

Property

Do. Not. Open. The. Door.

Have You Seen Parasite?

Have You Seen Parasite?

For 11 months a year there's nothing on at the cinema. Then in February, there's suddenly far, far too much.

Patrick Bateman

Critic-at-Large

Patrick Bateman

Critic-at-Large

What is the Berners Street Tavern, if not The Wolseley with amateur photography and bad music?

London

Train

Stations

as Serial

Killers

London

Train

Stations

as Serial

Killers

Fergus Butler-Gallie provides a conceit upon the history of our rail service.

Underground Dance Tribes of London

Underground Dance Tribes of London

Underground

Dance Tribes

of London

Underground

Dance Tribes

of London

Our pinpoint guide to the thrusters and strivers issuing a vibe-downpour on the capital and its barely breathing clubbing scene.

English Lit. Canon and their

Current Views on Brexit

English Lit. Canon and their

Current Views on Brexit

Daniel Defoe photoshops Marina Hyde articles, Shakespeare is gnostic as ever, Spenser is a fanatical no-dealer and Chaucer just has a bizarre obsession with Anna Soubry.

Flann

about

Town

Flann

about

Town

Richard Benyon. Owen Paterson. Antoinette Sandbach. All present and correct at Chuka Ummuna’s silent disco. We go live from Mahiki.

Rewatching

The Hobbit Trilogy

Rewatching

The Hobbit Trilogy

Imogen West-Knights ventures through an impossible quest: a half-cooked trilogy of films on a long-haul flight.

Chef Bites Back

Chef Bites Back

Slay Rayner!

Nothing British About Britain

Nothing British About Britain

When you come to think to it, you realise that there is nothing special about this ridiculous country.

14.5 Reasons

why your

Relationship

is just about

already over

14.5 Reasons

why your

Relationship

is just about

already over

We provide a pre break-up post-mortem.

An Ethnographic

Study of the Young

Male Journalists

of London

An Ethnographic

Study of the Young

Male Journalists

of London

Our exhaustively researched compendium of the upstart myth-makers scribbling their way up the metropolitan ladder.

12 Rules

for Getting your

First Book

Published

12 Rules

for Getting your

First Book

Published

Here is the unvarnished and unimprovable guide to getting published, by a member of The Fence in a senior position at a major publishing house.

Super Tutor Confessions

Super Tutor Confessions

The tales of glamour and glitz are just a front. Our insider tells it like it is.

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