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Thomas Dekker hangs up cleats, enjoys new-found independence

Thomas Dekker retired from the pro peloton yesterday, bringing to a close one of the most illustrious potential careers in professional cycling. Cycling in the South Bay sat down with him on the park bench next to the one he normally sleeps on to talk about what’s next. 646 more words

Pro Crap

Classic Cycling Quotes #122

“My cycling career was beautiful, ugly, intense and edifying. I’m ready for a new step. Without my bike.”

Thomas Dekker, 30, announcing his retirement from pro cycling this week after failing to find a team for 2015.

Famous Riders

I assume I’m in a minority in preferring Thomas Heywood’s 1 Edward IV to Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday. Both plays – each written in 1599 – set the rise of an unlikely citizen mayor against the more sinister backdrop of royal and aristocratic manipulation.

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Renaissance Drama

Week 79: A Brief History of Newspapers

When I was about ten years old, I launched a newspaper. I was proprietor, editor, reporter-in-chief, arts critic, sports correspondent, head of marketing and sales department. 998 more words

The ruler of the London underworld in the 17th century was an actor, a thief, a fraudster, a folk hero—and a woman.

By Phil James

In the year 1611, the audience at London’s Fortune Playhouse were treated to an unusual sight. Across the river from the Globe Theater, where William Shakespeare was producing a play called The Tempest, audiences looking for cheaper fare gathered in the pit—standing room only—to banter on about the daily affairs of the city. 2,678 more words


The darkness doesn’t leave it just manifests in to pure terror ‘Fear Clinic’ - DVD review

Hitting the shelves today is the long awaited home entertainment release of the Robert Englund starring FEAR CLINIC. Based off of the FEARNET (RIP) series of the same name the full feature was the talk of festivals in 2014. 382 more words

Horror Movie Reviews

The Shoemaker's Holiday

The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker is currently being revived at the Swan Theatre in Stratford upon Avon. Directed by Philip Breen, the RSC production is thankfully in contemporary dress (there have been rather too many modern-dress productions in the Swan that didn’t quite work) and is a solid afternoon’s entertainment. 196 more words