Monthly Archives: June 2016


Our friend Shawn has taken to wearing a voluminous Afro wig on social occasions, especially in the black community. Many politically conscious black women with light skin and straight hair do the same: it’s the only way to make sure … Continue reading

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The Greatest, RIP

Still numb, still can’t believe he’s gone.

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The golden age of newspapers

Away from base at the moment, I’m re-reading one of my favourite Arnold Bennett novels, “The Card”. Apart from being the wry, picaresque story of Douglas Henry “Denry” Machin, a huckster with a heart of gold, it also contains a … Continue reading

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The decline and fall of newspapers

“‘Facebook media’ is a serious menance to a healthy democracy.”  Discuss. Via @amonck

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