Chris Maume

Chris Maume is radio columnist for the Independent on Sunday and obituaries editor of the Independent.

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Gary Ballance has been warned after being pictured topless in a nightclub

Who cares if sportsmen get drunk or smoke? It's what happens on the field that worries me

There are some great people in the world, so why should we even think of looking to sportsmen for role models?

Nadine Gordimer: Author and activist whose novels interweaved the personal and the political in her accounts of apartheid South Africa

Nadine Gordimer won the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature for morally complex novels that explored the cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, tightly interweaving personal and public passions. As a white South African who hated apartheid, she also played a political role in her country's troubled history.

Lionel Messi has won six La Liga and three Champions League winners medals

Lionel Messi: The world at his feet

If Argentina win tomorrow, it will be thanks to the best player on the planet. Not that he’ll be boasting about it though

The first lesson of today is... don't treat women unequally?

Yvette Cooper is right: The classroom is the best place to start teaching men about feminism

And it shouldn't stop there either - we all have a part to play

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

Here are the answers to this week's quiz...

What have footballer Carlos Tevez (pictured), cricketer Brett Lee and tennis player Pat Cash all done away from sport?

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. What have footballer Carlos Tevez, cricketer Brett Lee and tennis player Pat Cash all done away from sport?

Now we can see where the right to be forgotten leads, and it’s not good

Stories are being de-listed from Google that the public should be allowed to know about

Tough love: Labour leader Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband's plan to cut benefits for young people is a risky swing to the right

Threatening to cut young people's Jobseeker Allowance could alienate first-time voters

Remembering The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days by Bill Whitfield & Javon Beard with Tanner Colby

The singer's security men could only watch as hangers-on left him bereft of real friends
Iraqi civilians inspect the aftermath of a recent car bombing in south-east Baghdad in Iraq

It was better to live in Iraq under Saddam

The country has begun to slip into anarchy, but it wasn't always like this. It used to be a much happier and safer place to live

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Britain as others see us

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Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

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Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

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The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on