Boozers

Lula obviously isn’t an alcoholic because otherwise someone in Brazil would be writing about it. Lula and that bald bloke from the Pizzahut ad are among the C-list celebs who Barcelona council thinks we’re going to want to pay to see at the Forum this summer, and he definitely won’t be having a drink with…

Death and the part-time trombonist

In the course of a piece on the French economic wonder, the lifestyle des intermittents du spectacle, and (anti-)Americanism, Adam Gopnik writes that when “the country and its joys can be shut down by part-time trombonists …, something is wrong, or at least ridiculous.” Mr Gopnik underestimates the threat posed to global security by trombonists.…