Travelling amid the pandemic is bleak at the best of times. On Friday, I went to an elusive trailer on the grounds of Polonia Bytom, slipping and…
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There is nothing worse than a media figure - even a marginal one - poaching the work of smart people without their platforms, so let me acknowledge…
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A wave of church burnings has swept across Canada. At current count, 48 have been destroyed - which is probably more than all the churches that were…
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I have said before, here or elsewhere, that some of the best documentaries being made today are being made by random people on YouTube. On the…
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I know, I know. It annoys me as much as anyone when people make a big display of “seeing both sides”. It can be an irritating means of elevating oneself…
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My friend wants to join the reservists. He doesn’t want to panic but he thinks that in the future it might be useful to know how to fire a gun. I agree…
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When I was young - very young - my idea of luxury was having a mini-fridge in my room, filled to bursting with cans of Coke. Now that I have my own…
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I meet Ed West on a ludicrously sunny afternoon, in an Italian restaurant nestled somewhere between Hillingdon and Havery. The author of such books as…
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This is a sequel to this essay, which I wrote for Arc Digital two years ago. The defining characteristic of anorexia is eating far too little for far…
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I bought OK Computer with my cool aunt's Christmas money when I was about 14. I listened to it all the way through – what a way to spend a Christmas…
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If one man could be chosen as a symbol of the USA, who would it be? Washington? Wayne? Presley? Obama? For me, a leading candidate is Vincent Kennedy…
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On the eve of the Soviet invasion of Poland, in 1920, Felix Dzerzhinsky, an upper class Pole who had moved to Russia and ascended the Bolshevik ranks to…
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