Monthly Archives: October 2014

Notebook

Sometimes I might have gone a little too far, not such an uncommon trait in a person on amphetamines. I’d put on my cowboy clothes – real ones, antiques – and go out to the desert or an abandoned ranch … Continue reading

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Links

“Hipsters are the new chavs.” It’s all about denigrating the young, says the Evening Standard’s Richard Godwin. Talking of the young… “People in their 30s are starting to notice that you can’t spend all those Facebook likes on a decent … Continue reading

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Distractions

You would expect Clay Shirky,  prophet of new technology and professor of media studies at NYU,  to be relaxed about the idea of students using laptops and other gadgetry in the classroom. He used to be. But he’s had a … Continue reading

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Frank & Dino

On the set of the Judy Garland Show, 1962. From the West End exhibition of Bob Willoughby’s photos. (His classic shot of Big Jay McNeely, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, is also in the mix.)

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Inside the bubble

“Those people who get parachuted in, they’ve never had a life!” Good, angry piece by the Guardian’s Carole Cadwalladr on how party politics is in danger of becoming a game for a select few. And journalism, as we all know, … Continue reading

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