Red Alert, The Blues Should Win

Football

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s squeaky bum time again, in the world of football. It’s that moment when you cannot muster the courage to switch on the television set and yet, you are compelled to do so. Old wounds, that you thought had healed forever, come surging to the surface again, and open up to cause you more pain […]

The Night England Won Me Back

Reading Time: 4 minutes There used to be a time when I was an unconditional England supporter. Living in Kilburn made it that much easier to get to Wembley Stadium to watch the Three Lions play really well, or get beaten out of sight by slick Continentals. I’ve seen just about all facets of the national side, and I […]

Russia’s Fake World Cup

Russia

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the Russian town of Ekaterinburg, 14 households are currently cut off from the gas supplies for a month during the FIFA 2018 World Cup. The official reason, given by the authorities, is that the high-pressure gas supply is considered to be too dangerous during the period when the town hosts four group matches. This […]

The Art Of Censorship, And The Censorship Of Art

Censorship

Reading Time: 7 minutes MENU Film producers Jafar Panahi (Iran) and Wanuri Kahui (Kenya), A lady  “Blackface” who lost her heads (Réunion Island), A poem that got lost in the web, A painting that got lost in a gallery in Manchester, but found its way back. ….welcome to the world of art.   [beautifulquote align=”left” cite=””]Home, Sweet Home[/beautifulquote] Iranian film […]