Authors Posts by Ben Kirby

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Cherwell pays tribute to Christopher Hitchens

Ben Kirby pays his respects to the courageous 'intellectual titan'

Joe Cornish: Chip off the old block

Cherwell speaks to first-time director Joe Cornish about his film Attack the Block

Review: Paul

Pegg and Frost's latest effort is in dire need of the Wright stuff.

Interview: Fyfe Dangerfield

Cherwell sits down to chat with the Guillemots frontman.

Interview: Christopher Hitchens

Cherwell shares a taxi ride with the outspoken, eloquent polemicist.

Review: Of Gods and Men

A quiet, gripping and urgently relevant masterpiece.

I am Iannucci.

Ben Kirby is very nearly stood up by Armando Iannucci, the most uncompromising perfectionist in British comedy

Interview: Armando Iannucci

Ben Kirby interviews Armando Iannucci about his new book, 'The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files'

Another year, another classic

Ben Kirby reviews Mike Leigh's new movie, Another Year, and is almost stunned into silence by the shock of the ordinary

Interview: Adam Buxton

Benjamin Kirby's extended interview with comedian, actor & radio presenter Adam Buxton


Fandom: democracy or tyranny?

Hollywood's decisions have become increasingly determined by internet fandoms

70% of students only drink to fit in, says NUS survey

Almost half of the survey’s participants claimed that prior to starting university they had a perception that students spent most of their time getting drunk.

Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

Just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class while over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.

Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.