Author Archives: Alex Clark

Alex Clark

About Alex Clark

Alex Clark is a freelance journalist living in London, writing about books, arts, football and a whole host of other things for papers such as The Guardian and The Observer. She is also editor at large of Union Books and the former editor of Granta.
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A Fete Worse Than Death

In which Alex Clark wonders why Martha Stewart makes such a fuss about it. Continue reading

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No place like home? Or, a castle or a train for a British politician

From Gate Gate to The Great Train Snobbery and calling a B&B for a castle, Alex Clark looks British politics. And, explains how hospitality really works. Continue reading

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Keep Calm on rugs, mugs and inspirational office posters.

Keep calm and… what next?

The Tories take on the plebs, err, police and Alex Clark realizes she’s lost her perspective. Though she is sincerely trying to Keep Calm And Carry On. Continue reading

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Germany v. Greece: Holiday Reading

In which Alex Clark discovers that the meaning of “austerity measures” is trying to read The Magic Mountain while on holiday in a small town on the Aegean. Continue reading

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Waiter! There’s a fly in my sexuality soup

In which Alex Clark uncovers the true meaning of cupcakes – and a bit of cheesecake. Continue reading

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The Naked Truth

Kate gets her kit off, and Alex Clark contemplates the beauty of the female form. As well as Vogue’s dictates that midriffs (bare) are in. Continue reading

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Next week, Alex Clark on the semiotic of Loboutin red.

If that’s the answer, what’s the question?

From Lambchop to sockpuppets, vagina biographies and a family wedding, Alex Clark answers a (the) question. Continue reading

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The Bottom of the Barrel

In which Alex Clark muses on the rights and wrongs of playing billiards in the nude. And, the “woman on the left.” Continue reading

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Class: The Fabric of Society? And the Fabric of Grayson Perry

How a cross-dressing potter turned tapestry maker manages to weave a tale of class and taste, akin to Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress and sets Alex Clark wondering about the difference between tea and dinner. Continue reading

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Take Me To The River

On the wrong side of the river (and the tracks) Alex Clark explores an opposite Olympics – and a future of London post games. And, has a drink to boot. Continue reading

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Wow! It’s the O’Lympics

Alex Clark goes to the Olympics and sets a record. Or, rather watches it being set. Medals ensue. Continue reading

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White Lines (Don’t Do It) – The Olympics Snarl Everything

Alex Clark looks at the last few days of Olympic preparations– shopkeepers arrested, traffic lanes made inscrutable with rings, rings themselves suddenly illegal… Continue reading

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