Can it be acceptable to witter on aimless when it feels like the world is falling apart? I remember coming across a great Nietzsche quote when I was poring (pouring?) over his work as student. Unfortunately I am truly rubbish at recalling great quotes, or even being able to summon up the right combination of search […]Read more "The case for writing about nothing"
Having a lousy memory isn’t just a case of forgetting the odd thing or two. The everyday constancy means that it seeps into your very essence. In some important ways it can come to define you.Read more "The Lost Art of Forgetfulness"
The UK is about to vote on leaving the EU. But what if the answer to preventing immigration and poverty is to open up the borders even more? And those might not be the only benefits.Read more "Eight billion tribes of one"
Even if the meta title doesn’t put you off, I copied most of the GIFs from an existing ‘best of 2015’ list.Read more "Why you must read this navel-gazing GIF-heavy listicle about writer’s block"
International Women’s Day seems a fitting occasion to celebrate the technicolour extravaganza of femininity that is RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has moved out of the shadows of cult hit to mainstream acceptance, as several of its stars prepare to embark on a world tour.Read more "RuPaul’s Drag Race: a life-affirming celebration of femininity"
Photo gallery: Taking place every Sunday in the East End of London, perhaps more interesting than what’s on sale are those running the stalls.Read more "The flower sellers of Columbia Road Flower Market"
The record-breaking adventurer and broadcaster says there are very “transferable” lessons on living in the moment that can be taken from his experiences. But what are they?Read more "Adventurer Mark Beaumont: ‘I’ve been in more tight corners than most’"
Stephen Fry described her as “one of the smartest, funniest and most sweet-natured people I ever encountered”. Can you believe this weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of comedian Linda Smith?Read more "Linda Smith: ‘clever, perceptive, politically sharp and above all very funny’"
Should it be Queen or Queens of the Stone Age? Beyonce or Dolly Parton? Elvis Presley or John Barrowman? Harmless Facebook quizzes have a lot to answer for.Read more "At what age did music matter the most to you?"
Moment Momentous is a column which identifies and harps on about an instant where something transforms into magnificence. For something utterly formidable and truly titanic, what better than Melvins?Read more "Moment Momentous: 2:54 from Melvins’ A History of Bad Men"