Monthly Archives: March 2012

We’re not heroines


I’m pretty picky about poetry (who isn’t?), mainly because I think quite a lot of it is total rubbish. But I do love poetry. I’m annoyed I’d never come across Adrienne Rich until I heard she died and someone posted … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Journalist?


Lord, it took me ages to find this video again. Youtube has taken it down so you can find it here: I would like to have a job at the New York Times. so-you-want-to-be-a-journalist *apologies for no pretty link, but … Continue reading

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Heart Jeff Buckley


This song came quite unexpectedly on the radio on the way home from work today. I’d forgotten how much I love it.  

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Cheeseflash!


Just in case you were wondering about my earlier post about Camembert and Brie having far less calories than feta and the worst culpritĀ – the dastardly cheddar, I’ve had this information (previously gleaned from The Biggest Loser) independently verified by … Continue reading

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The Daily Fail


This is a rather excellent article on the phenomenon and on and on and on that is The Daily Mail from The New Yorker. It’s interminably long, but accurate to a tee and possibly the best thing I have read … Continue reading

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Saying “Cheer up; It Can’t Be That Bad” Makes You an Idiot


Oh Stop being SAD. You could be one of the characters in one of the novels below, for example. Or someone on The News. Which tonight was really fucking depressing. I am neither. I’ve had a fucking word with myself … Continue reading

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So Sad, it’s Good


Hello Blogstars! Just because you didn’t ask, here’s a bunch of books, that whilst are really really depressing, areĀ also really, really good – if you can see through the veil of tears to finish them. Clearly Kato will have a … Continue reading

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