Writer for Esquire and ESPN The Magazine; eulogist. Currently reading One Summer by Bill Bryson.

Exclusive Joe Launchbury interview: It's not glamorous but I really love getting stuck in

standard.co.uk — Rather than ease himself back in, the 6ft 6in, 18st Wasps lock thundered around the pitch, thumping his Leinster opponents into the ground as he made 22 tackles - seven more than anyone else. His return in the 25-20 defeat two weeks ago came after he was rested for games against Newcastle and Sale and sat out the Bath match because of a minor car crash.

Chris Jones on Canada Parliament Shooting

esquire.com — Part of the shock of yesterday's shooting in Ottawa was that it seemed so unlike us. We don't murder each other often, certainly not our soldiers and certainly not with guns, and we don't make breaking news in other countries, and we don't get locked down in our offices and our schools, and we don't associate our beautiful Parliament with bullets.

Harlequins full-back Mike Brown: I had an off day, but I’ll use new Euro Cup to bounce back

standard.co.uk — The Harlequins full-back missed high kicks and look defensively shaky in the 22-16 defeat by Leicester and that has only made him even more determined to confirm his position as England's first-choice full-back when he faces Castres in the European Rugby Champions Cup tonight.

'Playing for England is a huge driver for me' - Saracens back Brad Barritt hopes to shine on European stage to boost international hopes

standard.co.uk — The 18-cap back has not started a Test this year, having lost ground to rivals for the England centre role while recovering from foot surgery a year ago. Before the operation, Barritt was England's 'captain' of defence and he needs to impress again as he is up against Luther Burrell, Billy Twelvetrees, Manu Tuilagi, Jonathan Joseph and Kyle Eastmond for a place in the team.

The Clash - Give'em Enough Rope 1978 (Full Album)

youtube.com — Give 'Em Enough Rope is the second studio album by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was released on 10 November 1978 through CBS Records. It was their first album released in the United States, preceding the US version of The Clash.

Auburn Chautauqua Writers Symposium

esquire.com — An ancient oak tree stood behind the main house, and the dozen of us ducked under its branches on the walk back to the screen house after lunch on Saturday. We'd pulled from a giant, delicious pot of Brunswick stew, with sides of salad, cornbread, and big glasses of sweet tea.

Penélope Cruz Is the Sexiest Woman Alive

esquire.com — Published in the November 2014 issue S ome of them had forgotten, or maybe had never known, that a sword would be behind the red cape, and they began streaming out of Madrid's Plaza de Toros midway through the first fight.

Ex-Wasps owner Chris Wright: I said no to moving club to Wigan or Worcester

standard.co.uk — And the man whose millions helped the club win 11 trophies in 11 years said he would not have taken the club to Coventry although he can understand why the decision has been taken. It was confirmed this morning that Wasps will move to the Ricoh Arena in December, angering fans.

Danny Care blanks out his England battle and focuses on Harlequins

standard.co.uk — Quins are ninth in the Premiership after suffering two heavy defeats in their four games this season, going down 39-0 to Saracens and then 36-13 to Exeter. As Quins falter, Care knows that Leicester's Ben Youngs, Northampton's Lee Dickson and Saracens' Richard Wigglesworth are all snapping at his heels in the competitive race to wear the England No9 jersey in the four autumn Tests.

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