Andrew Cohen

When the news hit last week that a 20-year-old referee in the northeast of Brazil had a) sent off a 30-year-old player in an amateur soccer match on June 30; b) been attacked by said enraged player; c) pulled a concealed knife from his clothing and stabbed the player in the heart, killing him; and then d) been beaten, quartered and decapitated by spectators, his head left on a spike on the field " well, the reaction here was as you might expect. Read more


When each traffic light turns from green to red just as a driver approaches it, is it pure chance, or karma? At such moments, it suddenly seems as if there's more to all this than meets the eye. These just can't be random events. Read more