Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

Romance, grace and football | by Mark Espin

When people write about football they often employ a series of overstated adjectives and nauseating hyperbole. The death of Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira in December last year required that football writers be much more careful about their use of language when...
The late Christopher Hitchens | by Richard Seymour

The late Christopher Hitchens | by Richard Seymour

A review of Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir (Atlantic, 2010), £9.99 Given Hitchens’s political inconsistencies, Hitch-22 is better than it ought to be, a fact which is a consequence of his undeniable talent A petty bourgeois individualist, in his last years...