Author of novels Nothing But Trouble and Shot Through the Heart, published by @panmacmillan. Former @channel4news Culture Editor, now write for @winqmagazine

How Instagram is being given a gay makeover — Think of Instagram and you probably imagine a stream of changing-room selfies, envy-inducing holiday snaps and an avalanche of smashed avocado on toast. But there's another aesthetic which arguably defines the online social networking and photo-sharing platform which you may have missed if you're straight.

Scottish theatre quiz for new English boss - video — The National Theatre of Scotland has a new director, Laurie Sansom - and he's English. Culture Editor Matthew Cain tests his knowledge of Scottish theatre - how many would you get right?
Aug 27, 2016

@Simonablake It became all manky and infected! Am on antibiotics now though so should clear up soon. And you too have a great weekend! :-)

Aug 24, 2016

I couldn't care less about #BakeOff but am all over #chroniclesofnadiya. I really want to be her friend + I REALLY want to go to Bangladesh!

Aug 23, 2016

@Simonablake You too. Just seen the hygienist and my smile looks better already :-)

Aug 22, 2016

@paintingyogi Oh yeah that became a thing at London 2012 - it's horrendous!

Aug 21, 2016

Gashed my hand on a broken glass and had to get it sewn up. But aren't my stitches pretty?

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