Saturday, October 29, 2016

Six of the Best 637

Mark Pack introduces us to Fiona-Natasha Syms. She sounds like a parody but is in fact a possible independent Conservative candidate in the Richmond Park by-election.

The public schools' domination of British sport is strengthening not weakening, argues Tim Wigmore.

Sean Dodson offers four reasons why listicles and clickbait are killing real journalism.

"Unlike a lot of great writers, you can learn from Orwell. I learned for instance that you could be subjective and objective at the same time, that you had to look for the tangible moment, that all sentences must be subjected to the severest literacy test, that there can be no criticism without moralism and all moralism is vulnerable." Robert Colls, who taught me on my Masters course many ago, on George Orwell.

Britain's black miners are reclaiming their place in history, says Frances Perraudin.

The death of Oscar Wilde's two half-sisters in a fire was hushed up for years because of a family scandal, reports Mariana Zapata.

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