Western sports’ two most powerful figures to have publicly criticised the Chinese Communist Party now find themselves on the side-lines. Mesut Özil has, in all likelihood, played his last game for Arsenal. At first glance, the rapid fall from grace of a player who, even at his peak, was somewhat of an enigma, should notContinue reading “What do Mesut Özil and Daryl Morey have in common?”
Perhaps I should be concerned by how agreeable I found Adam Gordon, the protagonist in Ben Lerner’s debut novel, Leaving The Atocha Station. I’m not sure what in particular drew me to him. It may have been his proclivity for cannabis with his morning coffee; or maybe it was his wallowing self-doubt and relentless self-pity; possiblyContinue reading “Leaving The Atocha Station”
23rd August, 2020 Allez Paris Saint-Germain echoes through the streets, along with the smell of beer and cigarettes, the blaring of motorbike horns and the steady hum of anticipation. Bodies in blue, red and white teem out of Boulevard de Clichy’s numerous bars, leaving jubilant fans 50 feet and 100 people away from the smallContinue reading “Allez Paris”
Somewhere in the shithousery of 2020, I forgot about America’s gun problem. Since the start of 2017, the U.S has suffered mass shootings in Las Vegas, Parkland, Santa Fe, El Paso and Dayton – to name only a select few. One would have thought, therefore, that gun legislation would be a key campaign point forContinue reading “Lest We Forget: America Has A Gun Problem”
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