The tragedy of Hatem Ben Arfa or: why football fans must demand better.

There were 20 minutes to go, and the game was petering out. In truth it had been from the beginning. My mate had left for more interesting pursuits – tax returns, perhaps, or sleeping. We’d been too late for tickets so I now found myself, surrounded by fellow supporters but alone, watching a desperately dismal…

Jennifer Lawrence may be naked, but it’s more than seediness that is exposed

  It seems that the latest celebrity to fall foul of the seedy exposure of personal photos that punctuates the 21st century is Jennifer Lawrence, star of The Hunger Games films and Oscar winner for her stunning¬†performance in Silver Linings Playbook. There is also much frenzied tittering amongst the Internet’s multi-million strong army of the…

Truth and illusion. Who knows the difference, eh, toots?

¬† This is my blog. There is no need to panic, it is just my blog. Here recorded will be a disparate collection of thoughts that exist and then exit my head. I intend to write mostly about films, those wonderful vacations from the quotidian labour of reality. There will also be food, feminism, football…