[11th October 2012]
THIS STORY WAS WRITTEN IN 2005 FOR GUARDIAN WEEKEND Nearly a year ago, I wrote in this magazine about group rape in the UK. It was a depressing and frustrating story, both for the obvious scale of the problem, and for the fact that young women ...[22nd February 2012]
I wrote a comment piece for the Yorkshire Post on the lack of public toilets in Leeds, the UK's fourth largest city (and my home); and on the toilet barbarians who are closing down public toilets left, right, centre.
Not just a flash in the pan: President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is on a mission to educate her people about the link between early mortality and bad sanitation. Guardian Weekend.[4th February 2012]
For the worst country in the world, Liberia looks lush. All along the long road to Fish Town, the sumptuous rainforest on either side is a comfort, a green bath to soothe the dreadful red dust that is constant and the potholes that cause nose-bleeds, ...[15th November 2011]
After my book came out in Italian, I was asked, and was delighted to be asked, to edit a special issue of COLORS magazine, my training ground, alma mater, place that taught me to write about huge topics in short captions. The result is SHIT: ...[31st October 2011]
I wrote this comment piece for the Guardian on PM David Cameron's announcement that a) piracy is a "stain" on the world and an insult to international trade and b) British-flagged ships would now be allowed to carry licensed armed guards. The licensing ...[26th October 2011]
I was interviewed for this piece in Livescience about the 7 billion population. I take issue with the headline. With 7 billion people the world has a poop problem? It had a poop problem at nearly every level of population: even the Essenes were ...[26th September 2011]