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Human memory, driven by emotional self-interest, goes to extraordinary lengths to provide evidence to back up whatever understanding of the world we have our hearts set on–however removed that may be from reality.

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Consequence

In Nassim Taleb’s Black Swan, there is a passage about those scientists who are associated with the big ideas. These “brand names” of science share a certain characteristic for Taleb. 236 more words

REVIEW: Devilish, Landor Theatre

This new musical with music by BB Cooper and book and lyrics by Chris Burgess has plenty of potential but needs stronger characterisations to make it even better.  545 more words

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David Shields Quote

“I don’t know what’s the matter with me, why I’m so adept at distance, why I feel so remote from things, why life feels like a rumor.”

– David Shields

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Lyric Essay: John D'Agata

With John D’Agata’s The Lifespan of a Fact, we explore the realm of the lyric essay. We have been working our way toward this very current and somewhat controversial turn in nonfiction writing: where the creativity of “creative nonfiction” emerges into the essay, formerly and formally thought of as dry, dead. 748 more words

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NaPoWriMo #10 (04/10/2016)

I want to write like John D’Agata. I want to write like John D’Agata and Annie Dillard and David Shields and Maggie Nelson. I want to write like somebody else. 84 more words

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Cast Announced for Devilish!

The production, heading to the Landor Theatre from the 4th May, will be led by Alex Green it has been announced. 

When Angel, a cute male angel crash-lands in metropolitan London in 2016, he is embraced by mercenary forces…. 190 more words

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