Rio de Janeiro

Why I’ll keep cheering for Caster Semenya

27 August 2016 9:00 am

An almost worldwide survey on penis length — the sort of thing I always read with a sense of trepidation…

How Brazil will get through the Olympics

16 July 2016 9:00 am

The Rio Games are approaching amid a hailstorm of bad news

Five British athletes to watch at the Rio Olympics

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Every Olympics makes stars — and this year’s Team GB will have a lot to live up to in Rio. Simon Barnes picks out five young British athletes to watch

Facebook has a special vomiting emoji for the corrupt leaders of Brazil

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Ipanema, Brazil Another Sunday night, yet another episode of Game of Thrones drowned out by pot-banging and angry folk yelling…

Charles Moore’s notes: A warning from Prince Charles’s lost speech

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Two beautiful volumes in a cloth-bound case reach me. They are Speeches and Articles by HRH The Prince of Wales…

Trash, review: trash by name, trash by nature

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Trash is the sort of film one desperately wishes to be kind about — heart supremely, if not burstingly, in…

‘Exquisitely dressed and groomed, Stefan Zweig looks simply terrified’

Stefan Zweig: the tragedy of a great bad writer

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Stefan Zweig wasn’t, to be honest, a very good writer. This delicious fact was hugged to themselves by most of…