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.
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.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
From without in the chilly night, the Hovel – which is a maisonette above a shop – looked cosy; I could see lamplight and books ranged on shelves.
As I stared at the image of Blair’s shopworn grin and straining-still-to-be-boyish features, I felt like Winston Smith, staring up from his table in the Chestnut Tree Café at the poster of Big Brother, his eyes brimming with tears of love.
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