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Field of dreams? Footie may be only a pretext for young boys to leave Africa.
The debate brought out a series of old divides: Oxford vs Cambridge, Left vs Right. . . Greece vs Rome.
Far from getting reliable information, torture is a gruelling process that yields few results - and harm for both victim and perpetrator.
The looming Hackney Wick warehouse had been filled with playdoh and glowsticks as dads danced to acid house. I wondered: what does it mean to re-live our youth through our children?
As a continent reels politically from the refugee crisis and emotionally from the Paris attacks, football must find a new, confident voice.
Counterterrorism requires on-the-ground policing in tandem with centralised control. Belgium’s fragmented political set-up is not conducive.
The French ambassador to the UK reflects on the Paris attacks, and how Britain's response helped make the aftermath more bearable.
Corbyn's lunch, a Keith "Vazz" hunch and the New Left Book club.
In weeks like this, I wish that I had the ability to switch off and didn’t find myself reading angry blogs about Labour on my phone at 11.30pm.
When Mourinho described Wenger as “a specialist in failure”, it was not cruelly accurate but sadly false. It showed the limitations of Mourinho’s world-view.
Right now, the future seems dark and frightening and it is precisely now that we must continue to imagine other worlds and then plot ways to get there.
On the Tube, a man offered me his seat. “I’m not an old woman,” I told him. “I’m a Daily Mail features writer wearing a prosthetic face.” He moved away.
Liberals often worry about the need to protect citizens from the state. Yet in the age of global terror, the risk posed by failed states is by far the greater danger.
Botham blends his sportsmanship and deep-seated passion for cricket with a lust for life.
Above all, the Islamic republic wants stability – and to fight back against a group that despises Shia Muslims.
In 2013, the European Union declared Wahhabism the main source of global terrorism. But it's not just a “Middle East problem”; it is our problem, too.
Andy Martin's Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of “Make Me” gives us a fly-on-the-wall view of the crime writer.
Late at night, Herman Melville “turned flukes” down Oxford Street as if he were being followed by a great whale, and thought he saw “blubber rooms” in the butcheries of the Fleet Market.
A spider’s web of money binds lives together in Coe's state-of-the-nation novel.
Lose focus for a second and you can quickly drop the thread of Jarrett's complex improvisational techniques.
Gaming is frequently touted as an escape from the world - but it can also be a guide to it.
Other People’s Money and Between Debt and the Devil approach finance from different angles, but arrive at a single policy.
It may not make for happy viewing, but excellent acting elevates Capital above its rather schematic progenitor.
Todd Haynes' Carol is as tantalising as hearing a tender ballad on a tinpot transistor. Plus: Bridge of Spies.
The Surgery with Gemma and Dr Radha took its young listeners beyond the posturing of love.
It is done. All done. The book. Written by him. Dan Hodges. Here is the review.
I have to isolate which aspect of my behaviour it is that is causing me to fall so ill, so frequently. Surely it can have nothing to do with my wine consumption. That is crazy talk.
The assessment might have trashed my timetable but it was an afternoon well spent.
Modern players are not just super-toned and super-fit but super-fast. Slowcoaches are weeded out at birth.
The Polish for “barn owl”, płomykówka, evokes the birds’ flame-like plumage - and their presence evokes old magic.
My wife had booked us all in to a showing of the latest Bond film at the IMAX Cinema at the Trafford Centre. “Why the Trafford Centre?” I taxed her. She looked at me as if I were a complete ass, but refused to enlighten me.
Responding to hecklers who said women should be at home with their children, she replied that as she didn’t have any, she should “go to parliament to make things better for other people’s children”.
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