Barbara Ellen is a columnist for the UK's Observer magazine.
Articles by this author
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:39am
Meat Eaters – You Are Daredevils or Dumb. Or Both
There have been times during my years of vegetarianism when I've wondered if I may indeed grow out of it. I've wondered if there might come a day when I'll put aside my childish aversion to the thought of dead stuff traveling through my intestines, like a corpse on a raft ride.
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:02pm
Sorry, Richard Branson – We Didn't Care About Your Blaze
Did anyone feel for Richard Branson and his Necker Island inferno – sympathy, empathy, anything? If not, why not? The story had all the compelling ingredients. Lightning striking the £60m private island, fire raging through the Agatha Christie-sounding Great House. Guest Kate Winslet carrying Branson's 90-year-old mother to safety. Branson racing towards the burning house, stark naked. Perhaps too much information with that last one. I hope his hot-air balloons weren't damaged.