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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»
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