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"
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"
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"
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"
A year including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, and Inside Out shows that female protagonists can be more original and compelling than their leaden male counterparts.Read more "Star Wars, Mad Max, Hunger Games, Inside Out: 2015’s true blockbusters were female-powered"
How many of your favourite bands of yesteryear can you recall? And how many of them do you still listen to?Read more "Stony Sleep and the favourite bands you’d never remember you had"
If you don’t read beyond this point, here’s a tip: buy their albums. BUY ALL THEIR BLOODY ALBUMS.Read more "Treacherous Orchestra and the innovative legacy of Martyn Bennett"
If Nigel Farage had “merely” been going for a Presidency – instead of having to hold together Ukip – he may have been as unstoppable as The Donald.Read more "Nigel Farage would be our Donald Trump – if the UK elected presidents "