John Walsh

Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh contributes columns to the paper as well as writing features, interviews and restaurant reviews. He has been editor of The Independent Magazine, literary editor of the Sunday Times and features editor of the London Evening Standard.

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Call that a head-butt? Pepe sins by placing his head on Thomas Müller’s for which he is promptly sent off

John Walsh on World Cup 2014: Titans whose genius we were ready to savour are failing to deliver

The ignoramus’s guide to the World Cup continues with more important bulletins about the major issues of the day, starting with – what you should know about Uruguay, England’s opponents tonight.

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez

Sneaky Suarez and Bored Balotelli: My ignoramus's guide to the World Cup

The footballing gene passed me by so I've done a little boning up on the World Cup. Here's part two of my guide to Brazil 2014

How does Tom Wilkinson - star of The Patriot, Valkyrie and Belle - maintain a low profile?

In a movie universe dominated by ageless action heroes and charmless juvenile leads, Wilkinson is an authentic grown-up, says John Walsh

Pavilion, restaurant review: Perfect for power couples striking sexy business deals

96 Kensington High Street, London W8 (020-7221 2000)
Shakira wins the Wag of the World Cup competition – and the tournament’s not even kicked off yet

World Cup 2014: An ignoramuses guide to Brazil

Julio Cesar, the Brazilian keeper. He came, he saw, he stopped a few penalties
At one with nature: Chris Stewart’s love of the land started after school when he took the unconventional step into pig farming

Former Genesis drummer Chris Stewart publishes his latest dispatch from Andalusia

It's 15 years since the former international shearer and chronic optimist wrote the bestselling Driving Over Lemons

The New Angel Notting Hill, restaurant review: John Burton-Race seems determined not to offer too much excitement at latest London venture

39 Chepstow Place, London W2 (020-7221 7620). Around £200 for two, including wine

No nudes is bad news for our art galleries

The Nude is under threat – but it is too important to our culture to hide away for fear of offending sensibilities

Thanks but no thank-you letters

Everyone is either thanking someone or taking offence because someone hasn’t thanked them enough

Have they told their boss yet?

What staff get up to in their bedrooms, or offices, should be kept private

The world of the workplace is complicated enough without having to admit to our manager that we fancied one of our colleagues

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