SUZANNE HARRINGTON

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: At last, a decent female sociopath!

So have seen Gone Girl yet? Lots of us have already read the book.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Plight of rough-sleepers brought home to me

IT’S been glorious, but it’s over. The late summer, I mean. Boo hiss, now we have to think about wellies and hats and waterproofs, and cycling becomes a rain-lashed ordeal rather than a sunny pleasure.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Hendricks sells women short by flogging cat food

CHRISTINA Hendricks is many things: a goddess; an award- winning actor (from Joan Harris in Mad Men to Blanche in the movie, Drive); Vivienne Westwood’s perfect muse, all red hair and milky skin.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Time to find work and give up being member of Endies

READING a Sunday paper last weekend I discover I belong to a demographic known as Endies – Employed No Disposable Income or Savings.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: No need to shout about benefits of vegetarianism

READING Hadley Freeman’s wonderful book Be Awesome: Modern Life For Modern Ladies, you will come across The Ten Commandments Of Being An Unannoying Vegetarian.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Every moment counts, so turn off the camera

WHEN you go to a concert/ art show/football match (insert cultural event of your choice), do you (a) remain in the moment or (b) film the moment?

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Second level is another can of worms entirely

A NEW book, What Every Parent Needs To Know, is apparently about helping your kids through primary school.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Women worth more than contents of their uterus

OFFLINE and unplugged during August, it takes a moment for the ‘more than a vessel’ hashtag to contextualise.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Hitting the road in a test of the bonds that tie us

IF you ever want to test parental, familial and romantic bonds to see how cool-headed you really are, how much you actually love your children, and how strong your relationship is, pile them all into the car.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: OMG! This camping caper is driving me OTT

MOBILISING troop battalions of starships in a co-ordinated operation involving the invasion of a distant planet in the far reaches of another galaxy would be a doddle to anyone who has organised a family camping holiday. Oh. My. God.

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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson portray the 20-something characters in Fifty Shades of Grey, but are not the typical demographic in the real world of BDSM.

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: ‘50 Shades of Grey’ movie the wrong kind of fantasy

The '50 Shades of Grey' movie is the wrong kind of fantasy, says Suzanne Harrington. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Picture by Jim Broadhead., Skerries

SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Best Places For A Break Up — there aren’t any

LONELY Planet just sent a marketing email – Best Places For A Break Up. Attached is a list of varied and interesting areas around the globe, accompanied by glorious photography of places where you ought to try and station yourself if you are about to either give or receive that old it’s-not-you-it’s-me speech. (Picture by Jim Broadhead, Skerries.)

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Novel ideas for bikini girls to dip toes into

THE comedian Jenny Éclair wrote recently of the five ages of swimwear. The bikini, the tankini, the one piece, the one piece with sarong, and finally, being buried up to your neck in sand. Chronologically, I am probably somewhere between the sarong and full burial.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Nowhere to hide from latest Gaza attacks

THE summer holidays! Picnics and barbecues. Sunshine and beaches. Bombs and missiles. On the beach with my son the other day I wonder what it was like for those boys on the beach in Gaza, the bloodied ones running for their lives when the Israelis dropped the second bomb that killed them.

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