Chess

Redneck twaddle: Young Vic’s Fairview reviewed

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury won last year’s Pulitzer Prize. It deserves additional awards for promoting racial disharmony and entrenching…

The wild, wintry wonders of Lapland

6 January 2018 9:00 am

William Cook on the beauty and raw power of Lapland’s natural world

How the Gibraltar Open is rocking the chessboard

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Chess is traditionally a mind gym for badly dressed men. The Gibraltar Open is changing all that, says William Cook

Magic lantern slides from the mid-19th century

The importance of being frivolous

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Sam Leith is delighted by the idea that having fun is the key to human progress

Room and board in the elegant grounds of ­Ezzahra

A match made in heaven

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Chess fan William Cook takes a masterclass in Marrakech

A game of chess with my grandson and a dead mouse

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The younger grandson, Klynton, four, has got in the habit recently of thrusting his hands in my trouser pockets and…

This radio programme almost made me like Piers Morgan

9 May 2015 9:00 am

An extraordinary black-and-white photograph of a young black boy taken on the Isle of Wight by Julia Margaret Cameron in…

The plan with three brains

15 March 2014 9:00 am

A good human chess player with a good computer trounces the best human or computer playing alone