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June 1996 • 874 words • City of Words
Along with the circulars and invoices and renewal notices in each day’s post—the pleas, demands, rebukes and invitations from persons known and unknown (including, just… more»
5 July 1996 • 897 words • City of Words
Pamela Anderson, star of Baywatch, the TV drama about lifeguards in California, gave birth the other day. The babe of babes—to borrow her tabloid cognomen—had… more»
23 February 1998 • 750 words • City of Words
As we approach the millennium the new internet plaything—handier than hypertext, more fun than a virtual pet—is automatic translation, which now comes free with the… more»
7 September 1998 • 1,397 words • City of Words
A reader in Ecuador takes me to task over the use of the word “American”. Why, asks Lincoln Reyes, is it routine to use this… more»
2 February 1998 • 848 words • City of Words
The White House sex scandal can’t be said to have advanced the cause of truth in politics; but it has staked out, for better or… more»
23 February 1997 • 1,122 words • City of Words
English—our genial latinised low German vernacular—has become a world-conquering, universal language—or as close to universal as the world has yet seen. A quarter of the… more»
2001 • 4,426 words • Reportage & Criticism
In the late 1980s I was living in Salvador da Bahia, the old capital of Brazil, studying Portuguese. I didn’t spend much time in class. There… more»
In April 2016, seventeen chiefs from different parts of South Sudan gathered in Kuron Holy Trinity Peace Village, in Eastern Equatoria, to discuss the role of customary authority in... more»
An item in the Times Literary Supplement of 23 June, apropos a poetry anthology called Capitals, states that...
Born 27 May 1952; died 17 September 2016
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Learning from stone, lesson one: To see...
In the music business many have been called kings: Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, kings...
Edward Carpenter’s visionary sexual radicalism