I've been travelling around Europe as of late and I'm gobsmacked to see how many freakin' locks there are on EVERYTHING. I saw locks on the little fences around trees in Budapest, locks on bridges in Amsterdam, locks on locks on other bridges in Paris, locks on fences in Pisa, wherever. If there was a place that… » 6/10/14 10:30am 6/10/14 10:30am

My aunt was pushing really, really hard to get my parents to name me Matisse. As in the last name of the artist as my first name. Thankfully, my mum went, "Hang on a second, no" at the last second and named me Alex instead. MUCH BETTER, THANKS MOM. » 5/23/14 5:31pm 5/23/14 5:31pm

You'll Never Flop Alone: Sad Scenes From The Last Of Liverpool's Season

On Sunday, I watched the deflating end of Liverpool's season from various points along Anfield Road, not far from the team's stadium and headquarters. The result was the culmination of a slow-motion regression to an unhappy mean. Having entered the stretch run looking like a lock to win the Premiership and having… » 5/13/14 1:21pm 5/13/14 1:21pm