fond old football cliches

Double Or Quits: The Glorious Cliche Of The Relegation ‘Six-Pointer’

With struggling Stoke hosting shabby Sunderland this weekend, the first relegation ‘six-pointer’ of the season is on its way. Here, we explore the psychology of the old cliche, and remember some of the best six-pointers in recent memory.
Will Magee

The Drawbacks of Jihad: Meet the British Rapper Who Was Accused of Glorifying Terrorism

Aki Nawaz has been involved in sieges in Gaza, met with jihadists, and attempted to visit Bin Laden. In the UK, he couldn't go out in public for fear of abuse. Now he's releasing his seventh album as the cult multi-ethnic hip-hop outfit Fun-Da-Mental.
Jack Dutton

Hunting for England's Legendary Bradford Jesus Man

We talked to locals and fans to piece together the life of Geoffrey Brindle—the mysterious man who walks around the town Bradford in a robe and sandals well-wishing strangers.
Joseph Marczynski

Asian Families Are Masters of Food Economics

When most kids are being taught how to ride a bicycle by their parents, my Pakistani parents were set upon teaching me the fine art of bulk-buying at the grocery store.
Javaria Akbar

The Killing in Gaza May Be Fueling Extremism in Other Countries

Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) is the world's single largest Islamist party, active in 45 countries. While its leadership disavows violence, it has been described as a feeder organization for violent extremists.
Ann Czernik

English Bigots Spend Their Weekends Harassing Muslims

Britain First, whose members like to see themselves as the elite of the English far-right, are on the prowl for Muslim invaders.
Si Cunningham

The FBI Gamified the Hunt For One of Its Most Wanted

The plan to catch a fugitive using a clay model of what he might look like 40 years after he went missing.
Daniel Stuckey