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The One That Got Away – Sandranathan Rubatheesan

The Sri Lankan journalist and photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The Gentleman’s Marathon

On my attempt to run 26.2 miles, in Pheidippides’ footsteps. – For The Critic

The One That Got Away – Munira Mutaher

The Sri Lankan photographer and documentarian talks about the greatest shot she never got… and one she did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Abdul Halik Azeez

The Sri Lankan photographer and artist talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – David Blacker

The Sri Lankan writer and photographer talks about the greatest photo he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Dominic Sansoni

Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent photographer talks about the greatest photo that he never took… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. The barnacles are scraped off British men-of-war twice a year..5 — The Nelson Evening Mail, Thursday, September 6 1906 . Wicca is the fastest-growing religion in the UK after Islam. The Dutch term for a sex buddy is ‘seksbuddy’. George I and his prime minister conversed officially in dog Latin. Irish 6th-formers know what The Communist Manifesto is [...]

Strength and honour

A love letter to 20 years of watching Gladiator. – For The Critic

‘It is the living we should fear’

DISCLAIMER: Ten years ago, I reviewed Shehan Karunatilaka’s debut novel, Chinaman, for this newspaper. It was brilliant, I said, and everyone should buy it. I noted, though, for form’s sake, that I’d done some light proofreading of the manuscript, and hoped that this would not be taken either as cause or symptom of inoperable bias. [...]

Selassie come home

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste Canongate, £16.99, pp. 428 . In 1935 the troops of Benito Mussolini’s sinister-clownish Roman Empire II invaded Ethiopia, in large part out of spite for Italy’s embarrassing defeat there 40 years before. Initially largely uncontested – thanks both to emperor Haile Selassie’s desperate faith in international brotherhood and to [...]