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28 January 1990 • 2,602 words • Reportage & Criticism
What I f-find,” says the neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, “is that as soon as I—ah—open my m-mouth, I no longer believe what I am… more»
1993 • 1,760 words • Reportage & Criticism
Since the end of the seventeenth century, when the first chimpanzee was shipped from Africa, apes have served to define the limits of the human… more»
29 September 1991 • 1,655 words • Reportage & Criticism
Of revolutionary thinkers Charles Darwin was not only one of the very greatest, but surely also the most lovable. A dunce at school, too squeamish… more»
20 July 1998 • 1,043 words • City of Words
In my home town there’s a monument to a man who tried to fly. It was in 1739, according to the marker in St Mary’s… more»
August 1995 • 1,325 words • City of Words
In July 1995—a month ago—the final carriage return sounded for America’s last typewriter manufacturer. So long Smith-Corona. Now you can’t buy a US-made typewriter anywhere.… more»
17 August 1998 • 836 words • City of Words
I’d be shocked, as I’m sure you would be, if the holiday video footage that one of us took of the Changing of the Guard… more»
31 August 1998 • 1,203 words • City of Words
In the 1970s an American culture critic with the unlikely but engaging name… more»
20 April 1998 • 1,008 words • City of Words
You can’t drive my car. I’m sorry, I don’t own one. It’s not a question of principle. I won’t turn down a ride in your… more»
January 1996 • 1,064 words • City of Words
The contrabandista is dressed in white, a string of votive beads beneath his shirt, leaning against the glinting tail-fin of a massive mauve-and-ivory ’55 Chevrolet… more»
30 June 1995 • 894 words • City of Words
The swallows on the verandah, Hirundo abyssinica, are building a nest like a… more»
The miracle of Pentecost does happen, though not in tongues of flame. More like a...
Learning from human rights and humanitarian crises in Africa
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....
An item in the Times Literary Supplement of 23 June, apropos a poetry anthology called Capitals, states that...