David Whelan

mould breaker

The Cult: Andy Murray

Andy Murray has carried the weight of British expectation for more than a decade without ever really capturing the people's hearts. But he doesn't seems to care – and that makes him prime Cult material.
David Whelan

Why We Should All Be More Pretentious

As an insult, pretentiousness says more about the accuser than the accused.
David Whelan
2016 six nations

2016 Six Nations: European rugby's Toy Story 3 Moment

The Six Nations feels like European rugby's Toy Story 3 moment. The teams are old and battered, everyone around them has grown up, but there is still enough intrigue to reinvigorate the franchise.
David Whelan

I Went to an Art Show About the Internet to See if I'd 'Get' the Internet Art

Since we now mainly use technology to judge ourselves, and because technology has made me cripplingly self-aware, I figured the show might teach me a couple of things about myself.
David Whelan
embrace the evil

Novak Djokovic, I Can Make You Loved

It's not your fault you're by far the best player on the planet right now, Novak, nor that people can't beat you – but it doesn't help us love you.
David Whelan
VICE vs Video games

‘The Witness’ Is 2016’s First Absolutely Essential Video Game

Jonathan Blow's comeback is a magical achievement that has little to do with video gaming precedent.
David Whelan

What Does Our Obsession with True Crime Podcasts Say About Us?

Everyone's an armchair detective now, and sometimes that doesn't sit comfortably.
David Whelan

The Artists Explaining Their Multiple Sclerosis Through Art

Artists Kirsty Stevens and Hannah Laycock tackle the knowledge gap that surrounds MS by creating art that is tangible and accessible.
David Whelan

​The Bizarre Truth About Sports Stars Meeting Their Idols

Have you heard the story about the footballer who met his boyhood idol, then stole his wife and got a tattoo of his kids?
David Whelan

Rugby Legend Jonah Lomu Dies Aged 40

Jonah Lomu, one of rugby unions greatest competitors of all time, has died aged 40.
David Whelan

My Six Years with Jimmy Savile: An Interview with His Biographer

Dan Davies interviewed Savile over six years in order to write his now award-winning biography, 'In Plain Sight.'
David Whelan

An Oval World: Six Places Where Rugby is a Religion

As the World Cup draws to a close, we're profiling the places that rugby fans call home, the spots on this earth that have embraced the sport like no other.
David Whelan