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Yesterday morning, attempting to get the kids ready in time for the school bus, I briefly read a quote by my fellow Mancunian Howard Jacobson that made me pause, smile and vow never to stop writing: nor dreaming. The lovely, if bearded, Booker-winner was being interviewed about the equally brilliant Joseph “Catch-22″ Heller by Melvyn [...]
None of this proves that the UK recovery is unsustainable. But there is nonetheless enough in these latest statistical breakdowns for policymakers to remain cautious.
Suppose for a moment that you faced an upcoming General Election in which the governing Conservatives were pretty unpopular, having presided over a Parliament of economic crisis, domestic confrontation and ideological polarisation.
But presume also that, during that contest, the Government was faced with a relatively unpopular Labour Party tainted by its past handling of economic [...]
I have a review of James Cronin’s new book, Global Rules, at Independent Voices. It is a high-quality history of the special relationship between America and Britain since the Second World War. It charts how the two countries shaped the rules of international trade and relations, and how this system survived the end of the [...]
Ric Blackshaw runs the Scrawl Collective, an agency that hires out the services of a group of street artists to big brands and anyone who wants only the finest in professional art from the streets.
A question for all you dog owners out there.. “What made you choose one breed over another?
Everyone has a ‘preferred’ view on what’s the perfect or ‘Top Dog’. Some decisions might be based on ‘personality’ , looks and fashion rather than more fundamental points like intelligence, health and lifespan.
Often its based on history “My family [...]
Garage Nation’s Boiler Room special a few months ago totally blew my mind. I fell asleep streaming it, and when I woke up it was still going. Straight away I was on Twitter, saying how impressed I was that they’d been on for eight hours straight and everyone in the club was still looking fresh [...]
Grime has been a big love of mine since its very early days, before the genre really had a name. I’d listen to, and tape, shows from stations like Rinse and Dejavu on a regular basis, witnessing the evolution from garage to grime first-hand. D Double E is an MC who stood out right from [...]
By Marcus Barnes | | Friday, 21 November 2014 at 3:26 pm
This month’s theme is imaginary friends. Though, as you’ll see, some of the imaginary creatures in the stories I’ve chosen are perhaps not as friendly as they first seem. And some of them may or may not be all that imaginary…
PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Something
Rebecca Cobb is something of a rising star [...]
CB Editions has been having quite a time of it in the media spotlight recently, with a Goldmsiths Prize shortlisting for Will Eaves’s ‘exploded novel’ The Absent Therapist, and now a shortlisting for the Guardian First Book Award for May-Lan Tan’s excellent debut collection of stories, Things to Make and Break.
As you can see, there [...]
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