Writing

Journalism!

I have 10 years’ experience in digital, arts and lifestyle journalism, and am a member of Mind charity’s media advisory board.

I trained at the BBC and Empire magazine, and have written or worked for The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, thelondonpaper, Q, Kerrang! and The Lady.

I am a regular guest on BBC radio, and have appeared on BBC One. Panel work includes PR Week’s PR and the Media, The Low-Cost Digital Conference,  Empire’s Big Screen, Pen and Penmanship with Domestic Sluttery and reading from my cringeworthy teen diaries at Ultraculture’s Teenage Wasteland.

Scroll down for my portfolio. (Scrolling! Old school).

Fiction!

literary death match kat brown

I won Literary Death Match with my Christmas story A Marvellous Party, was a finalist in the 2013 Elle Talent Contest and am now writing a novel. Sorry about the smug picture, but I’ve never looked so A Lady Novelist.

Blogging!

domestic sluttery hoxton hotel event

‘An evening with Domestic Sluttery’ event at the Hoxton Hotel

I’ve been blogging since 2000, when I made terrible websites out of Dreamweaver. Luckily I don’t have to use Dreamweaver at Domestic Sluttery, the brilliant design and lifestyle blog that I contributed to for three years, writing its books and tall fashion columns until its closure in 2014.

Film

Everything wrong with Jurassic World The Telegraph

“Take her to the moon from me”: how Inside’s Out imaginary friend became everyone’s hero The Telegraph

Reviews for The Lady

When cads ruled the world: Bel Ami feature The Lady

10 so bad they’re good movie dance moments thelondonpaper

Radio

Why on earth is Will Grundy Ed and Emma’s best man? The Telegraph

The Archers flood storyline is the best thing to happen to Ambridge in ages The Telegraph

The Archers: Love it or loathe it? The Lady

Live radio theatre? The perfect night out and in the guardian

Gaming and technology

#GamerGate: the misogynist movement blighting the video games industry The Telegraph (pseudonym due to attitudes to women at the time)

The rise of the girl gamer

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games review The Times

Pokémon Conquest review The Times

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past feature GamesMaster

Tomb Raider feature GamesMaster

Video: a guide to ‘new Facebook’ The Times

Video: Scott Pilgrim brings bloggers out of the bedroom The Times

Video: First play of the Nintendo 3DS The Times

Technobile: RPGs and ‘feelie kits’ The Guardian

Food and drink

Reviews for The Sunday Times Style online

The Foundry, NW1

The Crooked Well, SE5

Bar 45, W1

Bar Missoni, EH1

Maggie’s Club, SW10

The Dorchester, W1

The Loft, SW4

Planet of the Grapes, EC4

The World’s End, SW10

The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, WC2

Pix, WC2

Platform Restaurant & Bar, SE1

St Pancras Grand, NC1

Inn The Park, SW1

The Rosendale, SE21

TV

Tom Felton Meets the Superfans review The Telegraph

“I put a penis in my mouth all the time, why not a crocodile’s?” thelondonpaper

The Street review thelondonpaper

Horizon: Saving Africa’s Witch Children review thelondonpaper

Desperate Housewives review thelondonpaper

Theatre

Bugsy Malone: behind the scene’s at London’s new musical speakeasy The Telegraph

We need a Royal Court for musicals the guardian

Is it so Wicked to record clips of musicals? the guardian

Forbidden Broadway feature page 1  And page 2 thelondonpaper

Lenny Henry Othello interview thelondonpaper

Features

Cruising in Canada The Lady

Depression is a killer: it needs rebranding The Huffington Post

Tea and empathy on the cancer ward The Times

I’m Kate Middleton’s confirmation double The Times

My life in a London gang The Times

“I met my partner of 17 years three days after moving to the UK” The Times

News

Suicide car ad removed after Twitter outrage The Times

Wellwishers round the world fill dying girl’s ‘bucket list’ The Times

Live blog: 7/7 inquests coroner highlights MI5 blunders The Times

Ivy Bean, patron saint of Twitter, dies aged 104 The Times

CCTV footage show teacher’s ‘die, die die’ attack on schoolboy The Times

Agony aunt 

Columns for thelondonpaper

 My best friend is dating an idiot

My boyfriend is ashamed that we met online

I slept with him – now he says he’s bisexual

Is my bloke a flake, or just not into me?

I’ve fallen for my friend’s ex

We keep breaking up

My suspicions radar is going insane

My new boyfriend is married

I’m scared to come out

Thank you for joining me down memory lane! I am available for parties.

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