Caledonian Asians and itinerant Englishmen (myself included) complement a healthy population of diehard Scots who continue to support the national game.
It’s not just people who are at risk from the 21st-century way of life. Plants are suffering, too.
A visit to Sweny's chemist in Dublin, which still sells the soap Leopold Bloom buys in Ulysses, reveals those who are keeping the book alive.
The anti-authoritarian HDP have finally challenged the entrenched power of the AKP. The question is: what happens now?
The Tory dirty tricks department is preparing an onslaught in case Burnham is crowned leader.
Ignore the Eeyores who say Labour can’t win the next election. I am more optimistic about its chances in 2020 than I ever was about 2015.
The party must be more nimble and shrewd in its economic positioning than in the last five years.
The Liberal Democrat leadership frontrunner on future coalitions, the Labour leadership contest and how his party can recover.
Faith is still central and the Army’s attitudes to social issues haven't changed greatly. But some of its members want to do more.
In an era when politics is bereft of grand visions, bioengineers and Silicon Valley tech geeks are claiming the mantle of leadership and prophecy. But what do they want and where are they leading us?
Supporters of the EU sneer “Little Englander” at those with a different opinion, but most of the arguments against membership are left-leaning and liberal.
Accounts of The Jam, the Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper and Belle and Sebastian come from the back.
Seiobo There Below, translated by Ottilie Mulzet, is László Krasznahorkai's most recent novel in English.
Three new books explore the modern information assault - and how to survive it.
What did Shaw admire in Nietzsche? In the absence of God, both were seeking a purpose.
In his memoir Instrumental, it feels at times as though Rhodes is daring you to dismiss him, to find his story trivial or inferior.
Over the past 30 years, virtually all of Kundera’s innovations have been either imitated or overtaken. Kundera's challenge is to outlive his own novelty.
The so-called new nature writing has become a publishing phenomenon, but how much do its authors truly care about our wild places?
New books from Jonathan Ames, Kate Brown and Olivia Byard.
I loved Birthday, but the bloggers were mostly unable to see beyond personal experience in the matter of art.
Ryan Gilbey reviews two sequels: The Look of Silence and Jurassic World.
It sounds spoilt to complain about room service, or fret about your dressing-room rider. But still, I can see why it happens.
In 1892, George Allsopp was re-elected as Worcester’s Tory MP, with J T Rushton coming third.
Nasa only has to worry about the fiery immolation of its crew, should anything go wrong. They do not have to take into account the treatment you give your machines.
I happened to walk into a shop near Richmond Park and found scores if not hundreds of withered and skinny dicks dangling from the ceiling.
Jam, not bombs.
There is no “money” in Auroville, yet the Indian boys at the café were soon bringing me patisserie for bribes. In the form of money.
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