28 January 2002
They've been bringing out bodies at a rate of more than a hundred a week. The corpses have been there for so long that...
21 January 2002
The supper-club audience was enjoying a saxophone with a tiny Italian on the end of it. The instrument was jerking him...
14 January 2002
Ordinarily, nothing would have kept me from helping Uri Geller to launch his new range of crystal on the second floor...
07 January 2002
Geoffrey Knowles admits me to the interview room like the ex-copper he is. "Go in now, go in now," he commands,...
Culture
17 December 2001
For all George Orwell's uncanny prescience about the impact of television on our lives, he is completely hopeless on...
Culture
20 August 2001
You can never tell which unknown newcomer is going to steal the limelight at Edinburgh, but I've got a very good...
Culture
16 July 2001
The latest venture by the Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates, brings to mind one of Plato's greatest bequests to his fellow...
Politics
02 July 2001
"If you're out on the road and you hit anything, anything at all, you make a phone call and drive straight to the...
Culture
04 June 2001
The life of a kung fu monk is a demanding one, as those of us who have lived it know to our cost. That's right, gentle...
Culture
14 May 2001
Friday night generally finds me in my tux and with my humidor, picking out a stogie to go with the martini olives at...
Politics
26 February 2001
The woman from the Salvation Army who sat next to me on the plane wanted to know where I planned to visit in Papua New...
Culture
05 February 2001
Death features in some exciting new projects in the arts, putting his pasty face round the door of a major exhibition...
Politics
29 January 2001
The first reports said that the airports had been closed and the borders sealed. These measures were like fetishes for...
Society
29 January 2001
As you read this, I have every confidence that Washington is still resounding to the cheers that will surely have...
Politics
06 November 2000
In Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana, a British spying caper goes disastrously wrong. But not as wrong for the Britons...

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