Will Self is an author and journalist. His books include Umbrella, Shark, The Book of Dave and The Butt. He writes the Madness of Crowds and Real Meals columns for the New Statesman.
The first toilet I got to was of the robotic variety, and the automatic door was broken – confirming all my unease – but the second was of the traditional type, so I shuffled happily inside.
At the Heart of Darkness is an unthinking trust in institutions. How else do you explain the Portsmouth Sinfonia?
In this week's Real Meals, Will Self resists the parliamentarian-endorsed temptations of a mainline skeuomorph.
From Achilles in London to Christ in Rio, public art sticks in cities' throats.
Although I’d heard this debate rumbling on in the background since the 7/7 bombings, I never really considered what its impact might be on young and impressionable minds.
Jaipur, 1971 and London 2015: a queasy syzygy.
The homogonisisng impulse of McDonald's leads to epiphany.
In my visual field alone there must have been 5,000 people suffering.
I may be late to the party, but I am tough on ramekin – and on the causes of ramekin.
Memories of place and disaster telescope, but Will Self finds Paris much as it ever is.
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