Author: Ian

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Percussion: A Love Affair

Like all of the best love affairs, to this day I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when it began. I was thirteen years old and, on a summer’s...

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The Xenophobe Who Cried Wolf

It’s a familiar enough cycle by now, of course. In the first place, Jeremy Clarkson says something that, depending on your point of view on the matter, is either easily interpretable as racist or...

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The Joy Of Air Crash Investigation

We live in an age of sensationalism. There are only so many pairs of eyes that can be directed in any one direction at any time, and our fractured media landscape means that there...

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Can The FA Cup Relight My Fire?

It’s ten past two on a Saturday afternoon, and I’m walking across a field towards a turnstile. There’s one thing, though. This isn’t a metal gate at which I’m greeted by an old man...