Alastair Benn

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Reaction Weekend - Ashes travails, Toni Morrison, dodgy sitcom remakes and more...

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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Reaction Weekend - Mozart's abandoned opera, Camilleri's Montalbano, Steve Smith and more...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Nicola Sturgeon cannot play the victim if she wants a nationalism worth its salt

In Neal Ascherson’s fine work of history Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, a multi-dimensional journey through Scotland’s past from …

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Boris the columnist may regret he went into politics

I was mooching around a bookshop yesterday when I spied a volume on one of the shelves titled Have I …

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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Reaction Weekend - Melville's Encantadas, Larkin's Arundel Tomb, Sweet Sorrow and more...

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Monday, 15 July 2019

World Cup win - the deserved culmination of England's hard-fought revival

And so, to Kenneth Wolstenholme’s quixotic, lyrical commentary on England’s 4-2 victory over West Germany in extra time in the …

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Reaction Weekend - Catch 22, Glorious cricket, Present Laughter, and more...

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Scorsese gets Dylan wrong in Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan story

Martin Scorsese’s new Dylan documentary, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan story, a sequel to his 2005 Dylan documentary No …

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Reaction Weekend - arts, culture, ideas

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