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Break-bone fever, arse flashing and latino Sunset Beach

October 31, 2012


In the build up to Halloween I’ve already had a run in with a transvestite witch, donned a bad pink wig and encountered far more Miranda Hart posters on the tube than my nervous system can handle. My local florist is doing a pretty good line in ‘hellacious’ geranium displays – shit be getting SCARY. […]

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

October 25, 2012


SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,  Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;  Conspiring with him how to load and bless  With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;  To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,  And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells  With a […]

Top ten teen angst pop from the 90s

October 18, 2012


It’s 1999, Britney Spears is still innocent, wanting to zig-a-zig-ah is a ‘thing’ and cargo trousers are the best thing since yellow bananas. I’m 14 years old and living on a diet of chips, Dawson’s Creek and broken dreams – life is complicated. Being a teenager in the 90s was tough. When the entire world […]

Anti-Frieze, get your anti-Frieze…

October 11, 2012


The Tatinger will flow, the faux wide-rimmed spectacles will be pushed down discerning noses and vast amounts of money will be exchanged. Yep it’s that time of year again – the Frieze Art Fair is here. Up in Regent’s Park, London’s international contemporary art bazaar will have already become a hive of activity for 175 […]

A bum deal

October 4, 2012


  It’s Tuesday morning and I’m starting my day with a cup of tea, a load of editing and Channel 5 chat show The Wright Stuff on in the background. As the panellists chew over the issues and news stories of the day, one topic gets my attention. Bum pinching. Apparently a group of South […]