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The credit crunch..

.. and the inner workings of the global economy are explained in a splendidly blasphemous fashion by the latest episode of South Park. South Park’s official website doesn’t stream to the UK (although it’s worth trying just to see the apology they’ve put up) but you can find it online, unofficially, here. The other two […]

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Two years

More depressing news. Stumbled across this today on the journalism blog Getting Ink: Indeed, one magazine editor said someone looking to break into journalism should expect to work for free for two years. Yes, you read that right – TWO YEARS. Jesus. I checked to find the editor in question. Journalism.co.uk attributed the statement to […]

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Tree flowers

Spotted this yesterday. If anyone knows what this plant/tree/whatever is actually called, I’d love to know.

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Aden

I should really learn to avoid second-hand book shops. Today I managed to avoid buying a Baedeker’s Guide to Great Britain (1898, including a reference to Tring and the Rose and Crown on page 250), but I did come away with this – Valentine’s Snapshots of Aden (12 real photographs for your album): It is, […]

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Rodchenko & Popova

I’ve been avoiding the Tate Modern lately. None of the exhibits have been that interesting – I was surprised by how effective Rothko’s famous paintings were when I finally saw them a few years back, but I couldn’t be bothered to queue for hours and face the tourist crowds packing his recent Tate exhibition – […]

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