Blast this infernal winter weather!
Backed by a critically acclaimed (and popularly adored) film franchise, Batman is currently DC Comics’s most beloved superhero. Spare a thought, then, for his equally famous, albeit less in vogue, peer. For in truth, it is hard to write a good Superman story.
At the dawn of the 2012-13 Premier League season, one of the most interesting narratives revolves around the fate of Liverpool FC. Historically one of the biggest names in football, Liverpool are in a sorry state now – venerable patriarch King ‘Kenny’ Dalglish not only failed to stop the rot, he may have accelerated it.
Walking through the endlessly convoluted streets of Palermo last week, I began to notice a particular pitch of silence over the car horns and swallowed Sicilian vowels. Football was not making its voice heard. Read the rest of this entry »