Global Affairs

Beijing 2022 Olympics: To Boycott or Not to Boycott?

Britain has never called out a genocide whilst it has taken place. Nor has Britain ever boycotted an Olympics. Is now the time? What has the history of boycotting and the Olympics taught us? Should sport be separate from politics? Does boycotting send an effective political message, or is attendance and competition a stronger form Read More…

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Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: Silence, simplicity and Yasijuro Ozu’s ‘I Was Born, But…’

I have reached new levels of pretension. I am now writing on a black and white silent Japanese film from 1932. I’m literally the fucking worst. But also, I’m the absolute best. Have you seen I Was Born, But…? Didn’t think so, philistine.  Translating myself, I am now writing on a genuinely wonderful film. The Read More…