Clive James

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The rush to coo over three points gained against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s predecessor José Mourinho left the previous two Premier League games an afterthought.  This thinking needs to change. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/EPA

Manchester City believe in Pep Guardiola. Manchester United want to believe in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There are many recent comparisons and difference(...)

Australian writer Clive James: The TV reviews he wrote for the Observer newspaper from 1972 to 1982  left a lasting impression. File photograph: Alan Porritt/EPA

Clive James, who died this week, was a man of many impressive parts, poet, essayist, literary critic, broadcaster, songwriter and blogger among them. (...)

Clive James – recognised by a Japanese tourist – in Cambridge in 1990. Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures/Getty

Clive Vivian Leopold James Born: October 7th, 1939 Died: November 24th, 2019 The writer and broadcaster Clive James, who has died aged 80, once wrote(...)

Clive James in Dublin promoting his autobiography Clive James – Always Unreliable in 2001. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Clive James, who has died at the age of 80, was one of his era’s great polymaths. (His near-contemporary Jonathan Miller, whose death was announced on(...)

 Clive James at home in 2002.  Photograph: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Clive James, the broadcaster, poet and television critic, has died aged 80 after a long illness. His agent confirmed the Australian died at his home i(...)

The study aimed to explore IGFs to better understand their role in how older people experience old age and friendship at that time of life

In Clive James’s 2007 essay on Egon Friedell, he writes: “Whether we like it or not, individuality is the product of a collective existence.” This rem(...)

Germaine Greer: unignorable, still combative and leading the conversation. Photograph: BBC

Who said this: “An awful lot of husbands enact a diurnal crime on the body of their wives everyday”? And who said this, about 30 years later: “Most ra(...)

The Tartan Army get behind their team in  Argentina. Photograph: Allsport UK/Allsport

“My name is Ally MacLeod, and I am a born winner!” And we all know how this story pans out. Let’s cut the man some slack, though, for he wasn’t quite(...)

Stephen Fry being interviewed by Gay Byrne for the RTÉ programme ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

The writer Clive James defined blasphemy as mocking the sincerely-held religious views of people. It’s a fair definition. And even though many would (...)

Sean O’Rourke: Loves to talk about sport in general and the GAA in particular, the only topics outside current affairs that seem to animate him.

Is Sean O’Rourke losing his edge? Three years ago he was the most formidable news anchor on the block, and his firm stewardship of News at One was vi(...)

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