Sport
18 July 2012
Britons are leading the way.
Books
03 May 2012
  Half Man, Half Bike William Fotheringham Yellow Jersey, 320pp, £16.99 A résumé: Eddy...
Books
09 December 2002
Douglas Jardine was one of the great England captains. Some would say the best of them all. His record as captain was:...
Music and Performance
18 November 2002
In Thomas Bernhard's novel Der Untergeher (The Loser), the virtuoso pianist Wertheimer happens to walk past a room in...
Ideas
21 October 2002
The Cave is an extended metaphor, an entire novel that is developed from Plato's allegory of the cave from Book VII of...
Books
24 September 2001
Introductions to philosophy fall into two categories: those with gravitas and those without. It is unfair to expect the...
Food and Drink
13 August 2001
Johannes Climacus is a work of philosophy. It is also a novella. In its simplest terms, it is the story of a young man...
Food and Drink
16 July 2001
Willy Voet is one of those unhappy figures whose lives, through chance or destiny, are transformed by a single,...
Books
07 May 2001
Two monuments stand close together at the southern end of Lisbon's Bairro Alto: the statue of LuIs de Camoes, the...
Books
16 April 2001
Andy Dougan's account of a game of football in occupied Kiev in 1942 changes its form with a frequency of which a...
Food and Drink
22 January 2001
The rigour and discipline of analytic thought is something few aspire to, fewer are capable of, and hardly any achieve...
Books
11 December 2000
The spectacle of the world has always been treated by Jose Saramago with humour and, at times, intense sadness. His...
Books
09 October 2000
If patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, then England in the days preceding a football match against Germany...
Books
04 September 2000
The past has given Trieste a certain singularity. In architecture and grandeur, it is an imperial possession of the...
Books
21 August 2000
Anyone who watches a mountain stage of the Tour de France for the first time will witness an agony more appropriate to...

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