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I Like A Drink – What Am I?
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Most of the names for people who like to have an alcoholic drink seem a bit too pejorative for my liking. Leaving out ALCOHOLIC as sufferers of a disease*, other phrases still have the nutella of disapproval spread all over them. HEAVY DRINKER seems […]

Pop Open Week 8
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This week’s tracks are on the theme of RELIGION. Go here to vote and discuss them – no revealing who did what![…]

Remember The Lesson Of The Smiths
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New Pitchfork column – ostensibly about the Smiths, with an unfair glancing reference to the Sugababes and an uninformed one to Interpol – uninformed, though probably not wrong. Writing this was a bitty process and unfortunately it shows[…]

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Goethe In Love
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Like many seventeenth century punters who did not early adopt Facebook or the like, we don’t know much about Molière’s life. Much like we don’t know an awful lot about Shakespeare’s day to day routine. This I fear is not a go[…]

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warning sign off now
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seems like everyone i’ve ever been in love with has been a bergman lover, some of them fixating on films which shd maybe have pressed the panic button WELL in advance… on the other hand joan tate, who wz the first (i wz maybe 5 when i fel[…]

MTV takes on Michael Moore
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It’s nice to see MTV putting long-form reviews online. But when it’s as hapless and baffled as Kurt Loder’s review of “Sicko” one begins to wish they hadn’t.
Loder, you may remember, is the éminence grisé[…]

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They Don’t Like Cricket…
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Did the members of 10CC* actually like cricket or not (answer THEY LOVED IT!) Cricket has, for want of a better word, a fuddy-duddy image. It has panama hats, dress codes and ties for supporters. And whilst charming young gentlemen like this members […]

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“world’s only reliable newspaper” to close :(
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the weekly world news will be no more come august
my favourite story: two-headed woman pregnant! one head wants to have the baby — says the other, “absolutely not!”[…]

TSUNAMI OF FEAR
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We interrupt yr regularly scheduled iced wafflings for an important artistic announcement:
BUY THIS BOOK NOW.
What’s it about? CLOCKWORK DEATH. Who will enjoy it? YOU YOUR PARTNER YOUR NAN AND YOUR CAT. Is it violent? ONLY WHEN IT’S ESSEN[…]

Neu gender politics nao!
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Was in the pub at Leicester Square the other day when the future of gendered drinking politics loomed large whilst waiting at the bar. It appears that ICE is the new battleground of the sexes – ladies are being encouraged to order buckets of Pi[…]

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