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Liz Greene on the snakepit of meaninglessness

All myths are profound, and unless we make a little effort to think on a level of life other than what’s for dinner, and on a level of astrology other than that Virgos make good typists, there’s no way out of the snakepit of meaninglessness we have built with our own smallness.

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12 Deadly Gun Myths

It goes without saying that when you write a story, you want it as believable as possible. Not necessarily realistic, you can allow impossible things to happen as long as you make the audience believe it’s possible – if not only in your story world. 1,225 more words


The wistful hedonist: John Le Mesurier and Englishness in the Cold War

Biographer Graham McCann refers to the sort of parts Le Mesurier (1912-83) played: ‘His absent minded aristocrats seemed a little envious of any less class-bound, but still subtly sybaritic, kind of modern democratic lifestyle. 2,779 more words

Dennis Potter

Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. 258 more words


she speaks to the fire

my heart is the night,
my eyes the empty sky,
you say you burn brightly but I feel only the heat

why do you burn?

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