Sam Leith

Leading Dora is an insanely repetitive, baffling journey

Just what is it with <i>Dora the Explorer</i>? It is horribly anodyne. It is soupily right-on. It is insanely repetitive. But kids go mad for it.

The tourist tat trap

Sam Leith explains how a Lion King bum bag can tell you all you need to know about South African culture.

Oil’s well in Abu Dhabi

Sam Leith recounts his visit to the desert paradise in the United Arab Emirates. Everything from the cranes outside to his hotel lobby screams 'money'

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