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Food Fight

Food Fight

Ed Cumming speaks to the critics who can’t stand each other.

Life on the Cut

Life on the Cut

Josh Mcloughlin cruises through the capital’s quirky canals.

When I Hear Sirens

When I Hear Sirens

A probation officer details their life working with murderers.

Commissioners in Chief

Commissioners in Chief

Directors and generals run the show at Broadcasting House.

FBPE Fantasia

FBPE Fantasia

Séamas O’Reilly unpicks the last four years of Remainiac delusions.

Rev. Revolutionised

Rev. Revolutionised

Another round of clerical dispatches from Stoke Newington.

May Day

May Day

Short fiction by Sophie Mackintosh.

Secret Chef Reviews

Marina O'Loughlin

Secret Chef Reviews

Marina O'Loughlin

Five stars for this anonymous critic!

Bonus Bonanza

Bonus Bonanza

Want to know how much bankers earn? A veteran investment banker lays out the unblushing figures.

The New Man

The New Man

A short story from Rob Palk.

The Party Line

The Party Line

A former campaign manager has spent their life tending to a brood of unruly politicians.

Who Called Boris

on Friday?

Who Called Boris

on Friday?

A tipster’s guide to who forced through the grouse shooting exemption.

How to Write

How to Write

In a world exclusive, The Fence is delighted to publish three extracts from Martin Amis’ newest novel.

Lunch with Laurence Fox

Lunch with Laurence Fox

We take the actor-turned-activist to a steak lunch in Mayfair.

Hermindedness

Hermindedness

Do good novelists have to write good novels?

All Possible Plots

by Major Authors

All Possible Plots

by Major Authors

We praise canonical authors for their boundless imagination. Then why do all their plots feel the same?

The Elephant’s Graveyard

The Elephant’s Graveyard

Oxford is where ideas go to die: an essay by Fergus Butler-Gallie.

Cowboy Tutors

Cowboy Tutors

The government is wasting £350 million on a foolish policy. Our education insider believes it will have disastrous effects for the country’s poorest pupils.

National Harambe Service

National Harambe Service

A short story from Omar Al-Khayatt.

Cutting Off

the Fringe

Cutting Off

the Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was cancelled this year. Rob Oldham wonders whether this might be a good thing.

I Hope you

Go to America

I Hope you

Go to America

A story by Lamorna Ash.

My Prodigy Son

My Prodigy Son

Lockdown has been hard for all parents, but especially challenging for one particular correspondent.

A Guy Ritchie Pitchie

A Guy Ritchie Pitchie

He’s going to subtitle it for the Yanks.

A Series of

Unfortunate Names

A Series of

Unfortunate Names

What’s in a name? John Phipps fires up his LinkedIn and investigates.

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Our Friends in Hereford

Our Friends in Hereford

A military insider explains why the SAS is permitted to act with deadly impunity.

Empire State of Mind

Empire State of Mind

Imogen West-Knights imagines what her life will be like when she moves to New York after all this is over.

Inside the Battle

to Save Nour

Inside the Battle

to Save Nour

An account from one of the team who helped the beloved Brixton cash and carry to ward off an avaricious property developer-turned-DJ.

The Busiest

Man in Journalism

The Busiest

Man in Journalism

An interview with the New York Times Correspondent for The New York Times.

On the Trail

of the 'Ndrangheta

On the Trail

of the 'Ndrangheta

Are the Calabrian mafia in London? Anna Sergi and Claudio Petrozziello investigate.

Flann’s Journalism School

Flann’s Journalism School

Our political correspondent is that peat-hearted Hibernian, Flann O’Brien himself.

The Publishing World

Has Gone Viral

The Publishing World

Has Gone Viral

All the plague-centred book trends that you need to know now!

The Opportunistic

Emails of

Benjamin Disraeli

The Opportunistic

Emails of

Benjamin Disraeli

Dizzy will do anything to see his name emboldened within print.

Digital Media Carnage

Digital Media Carnage

Endless lay-offs and cocaine goody bags: inside a famous new media publication.

Karl Ove Knausgaard,

Barista on Tap

Karl Ove Knausgaard,

Barista on Tap

An 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.

Zest of the Rest:

3 issues for £15

Zest of the Rest:

3 issues for £15

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

Podcasts are 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.

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 Live in

These Times

That we Live 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.

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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

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.

Politics

Off

Grid

Politics

Off

Grid

Our anonymous insider at Broadcasting House relays the bizarre working practices of this 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

The lonely search for perfection.

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

Our 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, 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.

Rewatching

The Hobbit Trilogy

Rewatching

The Hobbit Trilogy

An adventure 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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