April 2014

It is no secret that we at The Public Apology have a maniacal, OCD-like appreciation for everything yesteryear. Every player, sport and team in the modern era pales in comparison – in terms of personality, aesthetic and game play ­– to how it was when we were in our most formative years. Royston Lightning, not…

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Often derided as a game for the working class, rugby league is now setting its sights on capturing the top end of town – and if the corporate hospitality on offer at suburban grounds is anything to go by, it’s working, Ben Shine reports. It’s 3pm and the rain is sheeting down on the poncho’d…

Read More Rugby League’s Corporate Hospitality Experience Offers Entertainment, Networking Opportunities and Creature Comforts

It recently emerged that George W. Bush has been spending his downtime painting portraits of the various world leaders he met during his tenure. Quite predictably, these sophomoric efforts have been met with smug condescension by the art world, with one British wanker describing Bush’s portraits as “dreary and compositionally identical likenesses [which] couldn’t feel more impersonal if…

Read More Portrait Of The Athlete As An Artist