The Response to Charlottesville & The Curious Tale of Chloe Ayling

The High Low is BACK after a week's hiatus in which Dolly went to Majorca, boggled at its lack of scene and read a bunch of books. Meanwhile Pandora's got summer flu and wants Dolly to update the Good Reads profile.

There's Bond, vegan feminist cafes and Taylor Swift in The Top Line. And we look at the surprise shouty renaissance of Trinny and "put a waist belt on it" Susannah's Trinny Woodall.

In the wake of the horrifying white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and murder of an innocent young woman, we discuss what the various public reactions say about white privilege; particularly one divisive tweet from Lorde.

We also discuss the presence of rape culture in the reporting and reaction to model Chloe Ayling's account of her kidnap and imprisonment.

Plus, we answer a reader question on toxic friendships in the workplace.

We'll be having a live 'in conversation' at the NARS store in Covent Garden next Wednesday 23rd August. You can book your ticket (£30 and redeemable against purchase) by calling 0207 836 6366 or emailing and you get a goody bag too. We'll see you at the bar!


Eleanor Olliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Marianne Faithfull's biography

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Run by Ann Patchett

Ethan Hawke interview by Polly Vernon for The Times

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff for Dazed online on the #ThisIsNot us post-Charlottesville hashtag

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