Walter Pless



Iceland’s giant killers
28 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: England, football, Iceland, soccer, sport
A sporting minnow has defeated England in the 2016 European Championship


Vale, Ray Bradbury
8 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: obituaries, science fiction
Novelist. Poet. Visionary. America's best-loved science fiction writer was also a kindly mentor.


Departures
5 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Academy Awards, death, Japan
It's hard to infuse death with luminous beauty, but Japanese director Yojiro Takita succeeds magnificently in this year's best foreign film.


Ethical dilemmas in world soccer
15 Nov 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
The globalisation of soccer has made the game both more beautiful and more ugly, says one of the world's leading sports writers.


bat + ball = poetry
28 Oct 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, sports
Japan's other contribution to the World Series, apart from Daisuke Matsuzaka  and Hideki Okajima, is haiku.


FOCUS ON BECKS A career-bending move
22 Jan 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Why can't the media put a positive spin on the superstar's move to California?


More than sport at stake
7 Jun 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags:
The world's biggest sporting event is a reminder for the US of the potential benefits of soccer diplomacy.


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