Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
09 June 2003
The exuberance of Peter Gabriel's stage persona has long contrasted with the reticence of his personality and the...
Sport
09 June 2003
We are approaching that time of year again when for two weeks the British become interested in tennis, when the...
Music and Performance
02 June 2003
To understand the impact Morrissey and his band The Smiths had on British popular culture when they first emerged in...
Sport
02 June 2003
Football supporters - especially those who follow their team away from home - know more than most about the...
Lifestyle
26 May 2003
Who today remembers Henry Rono? Before the recent emergence of Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, many considered Rono to...
Africa
19 May 2003
As a young cricket fan in the 1970s, I used to amuse myself by creating a fantasy South African team to face the then-...
World Affairs
17 March 2003
Little Yim Pui-shan disappeared on her way home from school. Police were called a few days later to a house fire in a...
Books
17 February 2003
Weekly assembly at my old school in Essex was a sombre, repetitive occasion. A recital of the Lord's Prayer, a homily...
Sport
10 February 2003
According to a new academic study from Warwick University, David Beckham, the England football captain, is the most "...
Lifestyle
03 February 2003
I had a chance encounter last week on the London Underground with an old cricketing hero of mine. I was making my way...
Sport
20 January 2003
My father took me to see West Ham United for the first time in 1974. I was eight years old and shouldn't really have...
Sport
13 January 2003
The enduring fascination of Test cricket is that, unlike the Labour Party, it refuses to modernise. Five-day games,...
Sport
06 January 2003
It should not have been a difficult decision to make: either to spend Boxing Day at the Test match in Melbourne, or on...
Europe
16 December 2002
In 1936, W H Auden spent a summer in Iceland with his friend and fellow poet Louis MacNeice. The letters and poems they...
Sport
02 December 2002
On 26 June 1996, England lost the semi-final of the European Championship to Germany in a penalty shoot-out. This was...

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