29 September 2019

This was Nixon. Imagine a president being so vain and childish.

The president wanted to reimpose a ban on New York Times reporters entering the White House — the paper hadn’t given him enough praise for his role in the Apollo programme.

The Most Beautiful Icicle: Apollo 11

28 December 2018

Alan Bennett’s diary in the LRB is always one of my favourite reads at this time of year.

4 September 2018

The Backlisted podcast is always brilliant. This remix of Philip Larkin’s This Be The Verse’ is a particular delight. 📚🎙