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Quote for Today: A. S. Byatt

The black thing in her brain and the dark water on the page were the same thing, a form of knowledge. This is how myths work. 67 more words

Quote For Today

A deeply text-based novel that somehow feels at home on the silver screen

So much of The Martian is rooted in Mark’s textual logs, and yet Ridley Scott’s film adaptation feels surprisingly natural. This leads me to believe that Scott understands a key principle about what makes a good adaptation: Rather than attempt to play out word for word everything about which Weir writes, Scott unlocks another layer of the story. 813 more words

Why Words Matter

I attended a compelling seminar at the Arnolfini this Wednesday exploring the importance of words.

We seem to be living in an age where people can converse more and more through imagery – emoticons, gifs and memes provide a whole new dialect of irony and implication. 850 more words


Don't call me a feminist

“I have realised that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. 667 more words


10 Minute Poem

Ten minutes worth of thoughts
there’s no way to catch it all,
always been a loud kid?
there has to be some form of commercial that they haven’t thought of yet, 144 more words


Exercise 2 Join the Navy

The poster calling for  men to join the navy by Richard Babcock shows a young man in sailor uniform astride a torpedo in the sea, the waves either side indicating some speed. 611 more words


Why I Hate The Word “Passion”

“So tell me, what are you passions?” I Hate – with a capital H – it when people ask me this and I never really knew why. 394 more words