Category: Sport

28 October, 2013

Calum Mechie

A Socialist and A Saint

Some say football is a matter of life and death, but David Peace has revealed why, for Bill Shankly, it was so much more than that.


18 March, 2013

Calum Mechie

Laptops for Goalposts

Jonathan Wilson's history of the goalkeeper emerges as an allegory for the passionate but peripheral role of the football fan.


4 February, 2013

Jared Spier

Lance Armstrong Still Hasn’t Come Clean

After decades of deception, Jared Spier explains why fans of cycling and of clean sport deserve more.


7 October, 2012

Houman Barekat

The Imperialism of PE

Houman Barekat finds Marc Perelman's Barbaric Sport unconvincing, and laced with contempt for 'the spectating mass'.


2 July, 2012

Paul Sweeten

An Interview with Nikki Emerson

Paul Sweeten talks to Paralympic athlete and Oxford graduate Nikki Emerson.


16 January, 2012

Alex Niven

Gazza Agonistes

Ian Hamilton's Gazza Agonistes explores the cultural significance of a great English footballer.


31 October, 2011

Mike Jakeman

The Dark Art

Amol Rajan's Twirlymen and Shehan Karunatilaka's Chinaman explore cricket's most arcane skill: the art of spin bowling.


1 November, 2010

Joel Krupa

The Promise of an African Pot

The World Cup and South Africa


12 October, 2009

James Appell

Dirty Games

Do Cheaters Help Sport Prosper?


1 June, 2009

Mark Baker

The Spectre of the Hooligan

Anastassia Tsoukala's Football Hooliganism in Europe: Security and Civil Liberties in the Balance