Love Bites: ‘Am I dating a carbon copy of my ex?’

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Dear Patsy, I’m worried that I’m replacing my ex with a carbon copy. I’ve spent the last two and a half years getting over my ex (my most serious relationship to date) with varying levels of success. At a particularly low point this summer, I even tried to rekindle things (albeit half-heartedly), despite the fact … Continued

Festive feast or frugal fast?

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Christmas is a time of wild excess. We buy an appalling amount of crap which we don’t really need, want or hope to use. We guzzle an incredible amount of hooch of a frankly terrifying nature; seriously, Advocaat? Eggs with booze? Is that really something you would drink in your right state of mind? We … Continued

Interview with Jack Crocker – filmmaker

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In the hunt to understand more clearly the urge to create, I decided to speak to a “yet-to-make-it” artist. In asking a person still facing the disheartening false starts and lack of recognition that can plague an early portfolio, I hoped for honest replies about their untainted desire to create. Young filmmaker and photographer from … Continued

Silencing the Internet

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“Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total Fuckwad”, as the famous Penny Arcade slogan goes. It’s no great revelation that the shroud of anonymity gives people the excuse to be more venomous and generally despicable than they would be in the real, more accountable world, and that they bring that venom to any available … Continued

Is this why young people don’t care?

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The digital floodgates are open, and yes, at first that swamped us. But it’s time for our generation to re-orientate ourselves now, and mobilise. Bertolt Brecht, the famous playwright, has a character called Wang. Wang’s a great guy, so stop smirking at his name. He’s also a water-seller. As in, he sells water. He peddles his … Continued