The present narrative regarding air travel is a moving one, unlike most of the industry itself, which is largely at a standstill having seen most of i...

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No longer up in the air

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This is not a particularly auspicious time to be writing a blog about film. Mostly because there aren’t any to go to see – well, not if on...

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Hard times and soft sofas

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The title of Eimear McBride’s third novel is slightly misleading. Rather than Strange Hotel (the cover is shown on the home page), the noun shou...

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Strange by name…

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This coronavirus business is getting really serious, not least in the north of Italy. Last Sunday, the big football match between Juventus and Inter i...

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No more mwah-mwah in Milan


Last year’s Saudi International was preceded by Justin Rose defending his decision to play in Saudi Arabia (that’s Mecca on the home page)...

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Deserted in the desert