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Russell Baker: a gift ‘for fooling around with words’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The great New York Times columnist Russell Baker, who has died aged 93, was one of my journalistic heroes and when I interviewed him in 1989 he turned out to be everything I’d hoped. He … Continue reading

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In praise of Coffee Crisp, the great Canadian candy bar

The best candy bar in the world is (tragically) very hard to find in the U.K. Whenever I am in Canada, the one thing I always make sure to bring back to the U.K. is a bunch of candy bars … Continue reading

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Movie star Van Johnson dies at 92

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Colourful and self-deprecating American character actor Van Johnson, who has died aged 92, was never a great actor but he always gave good value when he stopped by the American TV talk shows. He gave … Continue reading

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