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Reportage

American Fall

Preti Taneja, Jennifer Croft, Chika Unigwe, Shobha Rao, Danielle Evans, Sarah Weinman, Sharmila Sen, Diana Henderson, Jeanne McCulloch Preti Taneja I arrive... Read more

An Album Can Last a Day

It doesn’t so much begin as swoop into land: thirty seconds of silence followed by the gathering swell of sputtering static and a sighing, weary chorus of what ... Read more

Who Rules the World

‘If you remember Chomsky is relevant, that his thinking might have shaped you in some dusty moment in the past, go back to the text.’

How to move on from Scorpio season

The first step is to move blinking into the light. Then, maybe, to survey the wreckage. Then, maybe, to renounce the fear in your dirty heart. It is a fact u... Read more

Brits on the Water

I’m grateful for the new pub, and on a Sunday afternoon my wife, two sons and I will while away a few hours watching soccer on the at-screen TV, drinking a pint... Read more

¡Qué tontos los ingleses!

Brexit feels personal. In my late teens I lived in Madrid, the solar plexus of the body of main-land Spain. I spend my life returning to it, now, an always-retu... Read more

Italian Cuisine

I have heard that Italian cuisine is the most popular style of cooking in the world. I don’t know if this is true, but what I do know is that Italian cuisine do... Read more

Just Kids by Patti Smith

I bought Just Kids in summer 2010 at Waterstones, in Notting Hill, London. My copy is the British first paperback edition. The book is so full of love, warmt... Read more

Downtown Beirut

This elegant pedestrianized neighbourhood was formerly the vibrant historical centre of Beirut, and is now host to many of Beirut’s swankiest, and priciest, caf... Read more