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Catacombs of Sousse, Tunis (Photograph: Daniel Mennerich)Listening to the first movement of Sibelius‘ Second Symphony I’m reminded of some geologic disturbance—... Read morePosted on 21 September 2011 CULTURE
When Borges wrote his Book of Imaginary Beings he forgot to include a chapter dedicated to soccer goalkeepers. A simple and consistent taxonomy classified them... Read morePosted on 19 September 2011 SOCCER, SPORTS
He was another example of an hopeful player who came from across the Channel into what used to be called ‘the most beautiful championship in the world’, failed... Read morePosted on 17 September 2011 SOCCER, SPORTS
Anight like this would frighten the impious. The familiar demons of sleep descended in full ceremonial attire, making the wind shriek past each doorway like... Read morePosted on 16 September 2011 SOCCER
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