Author Archives: Alex Clark

About Alex Clark

Alex Clark is a freelance journalist living in London, writing about books, arts, football and a whole host of other things for papers such as The Guardian and The Observer. She is also editor at large of Union Books and the former editor of Granta.

The Bottom of the Barrel

In which Alex Clark muses on the rights and wrongs of playing billiards in the nude. And, the “woman on the left.” Continue reading

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Class: The Fabric of Society? And the Fabric of Grayson Perry

How a cross-dressing potter turned tapestry maker manages to weave a tale of class and taste, akin to Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress and sets Alex Clark wondering about the difference between tea and dinner. Continue reading

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Take Me To The River

On the wrong side of the river (and the tracks) Alex Clark explores an opposite Olympics – and a future of London post games. And, has a drink to boot. Continue reading

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Wow! It’s the O’Lympics

Alex Clark goes to the Olympics and sets a record. Or, rather watches it being set. Medals ensue. Continue reading

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White Lines (Don’t Do It) – The Olympics Snarl Everything

Alex Clark looks at the last few days of Olympic preparations– shopkeepers arrested, traffic lanes made inscrutable with rings, rings themselves suddenly illegal… Continue reading

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The Last 25 Shades of Grey

In which Alex Clark gives you the second half of EL James’ book, so you don’t have to read the not-so-dramatic conclusion yourself. Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert! Fifty Percent of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

In which Alex Clark, ever the masochist, reads the first half of E.L. James’ runaway bestseller, so you don’t have to. Continue reading

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