Howard Jacobson

Ping-Pong Wizard

Marty Reisman died yesterday at 82. Novelist Howard Jacobson looks back on the career of a great table tennis purist—and a great table tennis player.

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Whiff-Whaff

ASK WHO IS THE most charismatic Conservative in Britain right now, and the answer will come straight back: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, once shadow minister for the arts, now mayor of London, columnist for The Daily Telegraph, comic turn-taker, and coquette. And soon to be leader of the Tory Party? Not according to him.

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Restoration

Erotic scandal, British toffs, and a mansion.

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Unequivocally, the British public has voted for equivocation.

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So what has the British election been about anyway? The answer isn’t flattering to Brits.

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The haunting of Gordon Brown.

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Pox Britannica

English anti-Semitism on the march.

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The Beautiful Game

In defense of ping-pong.

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