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NARNIA WEEK: Yours Is A Younger World
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My favourite part of any subcreation is its edges – apocrypha, marginalia, the sketches and hints at grander unrealised designs. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is detail-rich (to say the least) but I’d linger fascinated on the Blue Wizards,[…]

NARNIA WEEK: He’s not a tame lion
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But he can cha-cha-cha with the best of them!
See also: Eustace the dragon makes a sandcastle while he’s waiting for a lift and Reepicheep advertising sun lotion.[…]

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NARNIA WEEK: what you see is what you get
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I’ve enjoyed all three of the Narnia films so far, partly because they render the deep philosophical silliness of Lewis’s seven beloved books even more massively obvious — but partly because they not only trust in his strengths, but[…]

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The Hemingway
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Yes, it’s easy pickins going after pretentious gastro refurbs for being pretentious and expensive but COME ON NOW.
Just off the Lauriston roundabout in Hackney, near Victoria Park, stands a handsome pub on the corner of a residential street. It[…]

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Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010: 11-1
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And here we are – the final section! Thanks again for everyone who’s voted, and a special thanks to all the commenters who’ve joined in the discussion on it. Certainly worth doing again next year, I think.

11. KELIS – “[…]

No One Man Should Have All That Klout
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The social media bits of the Twittersphere I read have been very approving of an AdAge piece this week by Matthew Creamer. Creamer lays into the firm Klout, who peddle a metric of how influential someone is based on the Twitter activity surrounding t[…]

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NARNIA WEEK: What’s So Scary About Extra Teeth?
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As the resident Freakytrigger fearologist, I can no longer hold my fire on the most insidious trend of monster movies of the last twenty years. It is OK when a few late night shockers tumble down this line, but when even a Narnia film tiptoes into th[…]

Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010: 22-12
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Another 11 of your Top However-Many-It-Is-Now, bringing us into the Top 20 in the poll.
22. KANYE WEST – “Power”: While I’ve waned and waxed on some of the Kanye tracks, this bit of unashamed art-rock is one which I think I l[…]

Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010: 33-23
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Only two chunks to go now – up tomorrow and Friday – so feel free to offer any predictions for the Top 10 in the comments.
33. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME – “Hard In Da Paint”: High-aggro Atlanta hip-hop, probably the most in-your[…]

Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010: 43-34
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Right, the little matter of the lost ballots has been resolved and we can march on.
43. SLEIGH BELLS – “Tell Em”: This is from my favourite album of the year but the songs from it definitely work best for me as part of their own lit[…]

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