July 17, 2019
by Nick Brownlee
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Their Thing: thoughts on the Italian TV crime series Gomorrah

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS Troglodytes Somewhere in Italy, I imagine the author Roberto Saviano is tapping away at his laptop while outside his heavily armed police bodyguards sip coffee and play scopa to pass the time. Such is the … Continue reading

June 19, 2019
by Nick Brownlee
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June 16-18: cycle tsar, big chair, solitary confinement

Sunday, June 16 A Father’s Day card (pictured left) from my daughter, in absentia. It seems she has taken to heart my advice that you should always dream the impossible dream. Today’s papers are full of the Conservative leadership battle, … Continue reading