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FOG OVER THE CHANNEL: CONTINENT CUT OFF

Talking of The Nation’s Favourite (that’s with an ‘ou’ for once), the same day I stick Radio 1 on my computer desktop, it’s announced that the BBC’s flagship station will...
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SAL’S THE MAN

I was on Daddy Duty last night and took Campbell to see Madagascar. (Totally harmless fun. Though Chris Rock is about as subtle a voice-over actor as he is a...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF BEER…

I wouldn’t want to take responsibility for this, but you never know. When I met thousandbars adventurer Dan Freeman at Park Slope’s premier pub The Gate a few weeks back...
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STILL ON THE SUBJECT OF BEER

"Stewing in my own alcoholic juices, I flipped open my phone scanning the names of people who might be out and about. I realized that I hadn’t talked to many...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF RELATIONSHIPS (AND BREAK-UPS)

This Sunday is my wedding anniversary. Hang on, OUR wedding anniversary. And yesterday, I was so busy explaining to my long-suffering wife why I have to spend it at Irving...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF JUNE 21st

…Then yesterday must have been the 20th Anniversary of The Longest Day, when U2 headlined Milton Keynes Bowl. Faith Brothers, whom I was managing at the time, were the opening...
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REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL: NOTES FROM A WEEKEND IN THE BOROUGH OF KINGS

Elizabeth Padilla will not be forgotten. Her bicycle (I’d like to believe it was her bicycle) has been spray painted white, like an angel, and chained to a parking sign...
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

The Gowanus Canal, looking north from the 9th Street Bridge in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Saturday June 18....
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