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New Music Review Writing

CEASE AND DESIST

Last year, Alice Glass released a statement on her website detailing the extensive abuse she suffered her from Crystal Castles band mate Ethan Kath over the course of the band’s history, starting when she was 15. I was a devoted Crystal Castles fan as a teenager, and reading her statement made me feel guiltily complicit […]

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History Politics Writing

To Boldly Bazinga

In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the […]

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Diary Writing

Theatre of 2017

Don’t want to forget all the theatre I’ve seen this year so I’m going to list it all with a brief description/review, in reverse chronological order. Belleville |Donmar|It was good right up to denouement, which was uninspired and disappointing. The Lady In The Sea|Donmar| Booked shortly after seeing Knives in Hens, really enjoyed it. Straightforward […]

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Things In The Countryside That Are Uglier than Solar Panels

This morning, environment minister and former shell employee Liz Truss decided to bash solar panels. From her perspective, it is a sensible thing to do. Solar Panels are a new thing. Traditional Tory voters generally don’t like new things, and since the aim of the pre-election game is to bash things that traditional Tory voters don’t […]