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The Observer Ideas Festival, Part 1

I am a very, very lucky girl.

My mother is a subscriber to the Guardian, and was able to buy us both much-reduced tickets to what was one of my best days for a long time: The OBSERVER IDEAS FESTIVAL, at the Barbican. 2,493 more words


Cryptic crossword clue of the day 10/24/14

It’s interesting how leaving the puzzle and then coming back after a break enables one to see new patterns or look at clues in different ways. 30 more words

Brain Teasers

Russell Brand goes on Newsnight and metamorphoses into a rude dick: Why I’m worried about Russell Brand.

I was really close to calling this article ‘Why Russell Brand is Still a 24 Carrot Bellend’, but then I thought that would almost certainly make me one.

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Red Moon Guardian

During the recent Blood Moon (aka Red Moon or Lunar Eclipse), I went outside to get some pictures. Alas, my camera did not do justice to the eclipse, but when I turned back to go inside, I saw my beautiful dog, Lexi, framed in the light of the barn door. 28 more words

General Farm Life

Minority Report meets The Wire: fighting crime with military tech | Guardian Investigations

Camden, New Jersey has a murder rate 12 times the national average and is both the poorest and the most dangerous city in America. Subscribe to The Guardian …
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He is a small baby

He is a small baby, very thin and not very strong, but dogged. He has dark hair and a dark cast to his skin, but he doesn’t have much color, much pink. 157 more words

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