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The FT Top 25 Pubs of the 00s No 9: The Champion, Wells Street WC1
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For a long, long time my Default London Pub was the Blue Posts on Newman Street. I’m a big fan of the Sam Smiths brand, and the BPNS had it all: cheap, cosy, usually full of people I knew and – most importantly – just around the cor[…]

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BIS WEEK: How Bis Are Responsible For Twilight
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The short answer would be the Secret Vampire Soundtrack, but it would only be a superficial answer. Sure Secret Vampires makes explicit the link between vampirism and pop music, but you would be hard pushed to think that it is any particular clarion […]

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BIS WEEK: Which Is The Best Bis?
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It has been the question on everyones lips this week, which exactly is the Best Bis? We bring you the final of this hard fought battle below:
(Note: The department of Business & Information and Skills had a hard fought battle to third place, mai[…]

That plan of action in full
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In the late 90s, in Action and Drama, Bis cast themselves as meta-pop activists:

Pop music’s not gonna die / It just has no direction / We need a plan of action
But what was their plan of action? The accompanying track Eurodisco (a worry about[…]

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Cashel Blue, Tunworth (cheesy lovers #64 & #65)
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Cashel Blue
A blue pasturised cow’s cheese from Co. Tipperary, Ireland, bought from Neals Yard Dairy
This cheese has a thin, soft, slightly mouldy rind, and is pale yellow inside, with a hefty smattering of greeny-grey veining.
It’s soft […]

BIS Week: What Is Bis’s Favourite BIScuit
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Often in scholarly discussions of the revolutionary impact of Bis on the cultural scene in the late nineties, little notice is taken of the trivial. Nevertheless to understand exactly how the Teen-C revolution came about, sometimes the trivial become[…]

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The Apple iTablet: BIS SPEAK OUT
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The self publishing revolution was of course started by Bis in the 1990s with their Teen-C fanzines, so it’s only fair that we go back in time to 1997 and ask them their opinions on today’s rumoured launch of the Apple Tablet which seems […]

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BIS WEEK: I Love This But I Don’t Know Why
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For those of you who bristle at the prospect of Bis week, let’s break you in gently with a band that isn’t Bis at all (but is in the blessed business of Bis). data Panik formed from the sherbet ashes of Bis in 2005, only releasing two sin[…]

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Similarities between the Internet and a dentist’s waiting room: II
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And just what did the Internet look like when Bis’ major label debut Tell It To the Kids came out? In this post I present to you another piece of unearthed arcana, now that the BBC’s never-lamented “Gateway to the Stars” is no[…]

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THIS IS BIS WEEK
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Here at Freaky Trigger we have realised that January has been a bit slow with output. A new year can put new strains upon our writers and what with Tom’s Guardian column and me embarking on a year without cinema, pickings have been slim. What w[…]

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