• “The third issue relates to limb dominance. Football is a sport where we typically have a kicking limb and a non-kicking limb. And, again from a training perspective, they might develop slightly differently. If you think about it typically, if you’re right-footed, the left limb is going to be doing an awful lot more of the stabilising tasks when you’re kicking a ball. But then also changing direction you tend to push off on your dominant limb. … [Read more...] about Inside the push to stop female footballers suffering so many ACL injuries
4. Pyramid Song (2001) Since Kid A skimped on promo, Pyramid Song technically followed up the hit single No Surprises. For casual fans, a few surprises: lyrics alluding to Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, piano seemingly exhumed from ancient civilisation and a newly spiritual Yorke, swimming with “black-eyed angels” and a shoal of exes towards some nebulous afterlife. Torture for some; otherwise, cult-making. … [Read more...] about Radiohead’s 40 greatest songs – ranked!
“His importance is immense in America and around the world as well,” says the fashion writer, historian and Lauren biographer Colin McDowell. Although his prices have always been high (his Polo shirts, for instance, cost £70) and beyond the reach of most, his brand is aspirational but not intimidating. With his approach to retail, says McDowell, “he made people who were poor and not necessarily socially secure feel they could walk in there and have a look at things and be part of the miracle, because it was a miracle. He changed American attitudes – there are those who say he made Americans almost as snobby as the British or Europeans.” McDowell says he does not know if he agrees, “but certainly he has been an immense force”. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s not about fabric, it’s about dreams’: how Ralph Lauren created an empire