The fun of Twitter and, I suspect, its draw for millions of people, is its...– Peggy Orenstein: I Tweet, Therefore I Am To speak with brutal, dispassionate honesty for a moment, I think I use Twitter to help remind myself that I exist, since I often doubt that very fact.
The 80s turned out to be both the climax and the anticlimax of the cold war – a...– Tim Lott: The 80s - the best of times, the worst of times
'News Raider' gets his 15 minutes of fame →
Yes, he’s a bit odd. But I like him.
BOOKS VS BOOKS | 'other' →
There is so much bullshit talked these days - about everything - that I absolutely love it when somebody stops the whole game, stands up, taps the microphone and says, “Hang on a minute …”
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How great artists have fought creative block →
Professor Robert Winston pontificates. The subheadings prove interesting - Hypnotherapy treatment, Found gassed, Cheap Austrian wine. I suppose the last is probably a better idea than the second. And Winston’s summary at the end of this piece? “Can creative block be cured? I think not …” Hmm, maybe the gassing is a better idea than the wine, then.
First new material from the wondrous, wonderful Seefeel in about fifteen years …
The Buddha is a Buddha. The shed is a shed.– Harold Pinter sent sarcastic letter to pupils who sought hidden meaning in his plays I didn’t think it was possible for me to adore the late Harold Pinter even more than I already do, but this new revelation has taken my admiration to an even higher level. And to those who say that this...
Trailer for The Eagleman Stag by Michael Please.
Do typefaces really matter? →
This headline - from the usually profoundly sensible BBC of all places - nearly made me choke on my Garamond.
I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me...– Beckett, Endgame [via mianoti]
Are ageing lefties in denial? →
Thank you, comrade. But no, not in my case.
I'm proud to be a "deficit denier" →
Will Furniture finally enjoy the comfort of... →
Unlikely. But one can live in hope, I guess.
There’s an extinction event on Earth every 27 million years. It’s a cycle. And...– Warren Ellis
Wild Nothing: Live in Dreams - Yes, I know. Once again, I’ve regressed to listening to fey bedsit indie from 1986. Except that this song dates from 2010. Go figure.