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Judging a book…

November 28, 2007

One of the reasons I love the McSweeney’s Quarterly Concerns series so much is the constant reinvention of their presentation. Each edition is like a mini work of art; they can arrive in boxes, or strung together with rubber bands, concealing puzzling random extras like combs and sealed letters to unknown entities. Of course, from […]


Aggressive Entertainment

November 12, 2007

Christ. The last place on earth that needs a whole heap of shiny televisions is a bloody bookshop. Not the ideal way to get people to turn off the t.v. and read, is it?


Our story shall be the education of our heroes

November 7, 2007

From Maud Newton, an amateur dramatisation of a scene from one of my favourite novels, The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Someday this film will be made and it will be the best adaptation of a novel ever witnessed. Well one can hope. For now, some nerdy Dutch kids earnestly running around a forest. No […]


Join the A.R.P.

October 18, 2007

I seem to have been born hard-wired with a certain proclivity for – how shall I put it – “obsessional” behaviour.   Not with people in a creepy Stalkerlite Fashion or at least not unless they are fucking amazing.  I mean in more of a “I need to know everything about this obscure random topic NOW” […]