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Stuart Jeffries

Stuart Jeffries

    The Muslims who shaped America
    The Muslims who shaped America
    What have Muslims ever done for America? If your sole source of information were Donald Trump, you’d think the answer was not much – apart from...
    What happened to BlackBerry?
    What happened to BlackBerry?
    This time last year I ran into the sea in my shorts. I saved my daughter from drowning but killed the BlackBerry in my pocket. It was the end of an...
    Communism makes a comeback
    Communism makes a comeback
    Class conflict once seemed so straightforward. Marx and Engels wrote in the second-bestselling book of all time, The Communist Manifesto: “What...
    How The Artist's director silenced the critics
    How The Artist's director silenced the critics
    'When I first told people about my idea for this movie, they laughed at me," said Michel Hazanavicius.
    Caging the adrenal boy
    Caging the adrenal boy
    The bed has been removed from the hotel room in London's Soho where rising British film star Tom Hardy and I are to meet, leaving a vast carpeted...
    The drama of difference
    The drama of difference
    The shoot should have been a disaster. The male lead was dying and wore an oxygen mask between takes. The female lead was struggling with a...
    How to lose a World Cup match with savoir-faire
    How to lose a World Cup match with savoir-faire
    Without wishing to sound too much like Rex Harrison, let me ask this: Why can't the English be more like the French?
    'Slow bonfire of authors'
    'Slow bonfire of authors'
    In the Bloomsbury branch of Waterstone's, a British bookshop chain, I am trying to find a quiet seat to read Tacitus's account of Seneca's...
    More awesome than Precious
    More awesome than Precious
    Just for the record, Gabby Sidibe is not a functionally illiterate high-school girl. Nor has she been repeatedly raped by her father. She doesn't...
    The superstars who hate their sports
    The superstars who hate their sports
    "I play tennis for a living even though I hate tennis, hate it with a dark and secret passion and always have." So writes Andre Agassi in his...
    The app economy
    The app economy
    One day, Lance Stewart was trying to get out of Oxford Circus tube station in a hurry. "I got off the train and suddenly found myself behind a huge...
    How to be a 'twitt': a guide for Twitter's late adopters
    How to be a 'twitt': a guide for Twitter's late adopters
    Is there anything more to Twitter than a popularity contest for borderline sociopathic losers who can't hack friendship in the real world? The...