15 May 2006
I was about to write that I have been recuperating from my first foray into electoral politics, but that would imply...
Books
03 April 2006
David McKie is a Guardian columnist and sometime deputy editor of the paper whose last book, Jabez: the rise and fall...
Travel
27 March 2006
Last summer, newspapers announced that we were to lose all our railway sleeper services: all three of them, that is....
Books
06 February 2006
Here is a volume of loosely connected short stories in which the left-wing political cartoonist Martin Rowson proves...
Society
19 December 2005
I meant to do some research for this article by walking into the Conran Shop and asking whether they sold tea cosies. I...
UK Politics
05 December 2005
In deep countryside you have a view of the stars at night. In London you might see what you think is a star, but it...
Society
03 October 2005
Football, we read, is in crisis. Premier League attendances are down, and many factors are being mentioned: rip-off...
Society
03 October 2005
There is definitely something wrong with the weather (I spent a lot of July and August feeling and looking like Alec...
Books
19 September 2005
David Bellamy, opening an exhibition of plastic dinosaurs in York, said, "There are three things everyone loves:...
08 August 2005
Terrorism has not stopped me thinking in terms of class. For instance, I detected a certain satisfaction in the tone of...
Food and Drink
01 August 2005
In Crouch End, north London, near where I live, every other business is a restaurant. Whenever one of these closes down...
25 July 2005
I have spent a good chunk of the past three years editing a dictionary of humorous quotations. Obviously, the section...
18 July 2005
The rainforest may be dying out in Brazil (and it's at times like this that I wish I had paid more attention to those...
11 July 2005
I've just bought Christopher Hitchens's new collection of journalism, Love, Poverty and War. Presumably, it's been...
04 July 2005
It's about that time of year when smart magazines start listing the events of "The Season". I don't know why they...

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