Wimbledon AFC’s Alan Bennett: “We’re playing to pay the mortgage, the likes of Steven Gerrard are motivated by a completely different set of circumstances.” Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty

There are some who are adamant that Wimbledon won the 1988 FA Cup final in the tunnel before the game. A couple of players from that side recall how (...)

Karl Miller  at an event in   Trinity College Dublin with novelists Janice Galloway,  Ron Butlin and  Alan Spence and poet Robin Robertson. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Karl Miller, who has died aged 83, will be remembered as the greatest British literary editor of his time, and one of the greatest ever. He founded, (...)

Texters were “vandals who are doing to our language what Genghis Khan did to his neighbours 800 years ago: they are destroying it”. Well, maybe not.  Photograph: Getty Images

There’s a song called My KZ, Ur BF by the band Everything Everything, and I love everything about it, not least because it illustrates how text messag(...)

Punk Rock: Rhys Dunlop, Jonah Hauer-King, Ian Toner and Rory Corcoran in Simon Stephens’s play. Photograph: Neil Harrison
Teenage kicks, teenage angst
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  • August 2, 2014, 01:00

In the run-up to the release of Good Vibrations, the biopic about Terri Hooley, the record-shop owner who helped shape Belfast’s punk era, the novelis(...)

When 20-year-old Nina leaves Leicestershire to take up a position in London she finds herself sharing no ordinary life. Her charges are Sam and(...)

John Fortune

Together with his friend and writing partner John Bird, John Fortune, who has died aged 74 after a long illness, was a distinguished member of the Oxb(...)

Alan Bennett: mistaken for a Coronation Street star. Photograph: Marco Secchi/Getty

In 1982, when Nina Stibbe was 20, she moved from Leicestershire to London to take a job as nanny to two young boys. Her employer was Mary-Kay Wilmers,(...)

Well-written, with his wry and arch sense of humour much in display, there is perhaps a bit too much score-settling at times in Morrissey’s Autobiography. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

First it was being published by Penguin, and then it was pulled at the last-minute; then it was being published by Penguin Classic (home to Virgil,(...)

Gerard Murphy & Catherine Cusack in Second Age’s production of King Lear. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Gerard Murphy, who has died aged 64, was a full-hearted actor, always on the front foot. He could flood a theatre with passion and squeeze the juice o(...)