Monthly Archives: March 2010

how to make yr place in the world

‘Cause I mean maybe the world would be better if we were all just uncreative drones, No dead childhood dreams to haunt us, a decent job, a decent home, And if we have some extra time we could do real … Continue reading

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‘somehow the vital connection is made…’

I’m a romantic. I know because my friends tell me so. often with a sigh and a shake of the head. I can’t help it. I love the connections between people. Its not easy to explain, I’ve tried for ages … Continue reading

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Reactions to Mimi Nguyen – ‘Over my head: feminist interruptions into privilege’

Mimi Nguyen is (or probably ‘was’ now) a columnist in Punk Planet who is quickly becoming one of my favourite critical writers…she’s done the thing I always aim for, managing to blend a rigorous academic approach with the passion and belief … Continue reading

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Review: Alice (Tim Burton)

Yea gods, I’m reviewing something I know something about, what’s going on? I have a love for Alice in Wonderland which balances a tight line and regularly threatens to tipple down into flatout obsession. Its a book which has interweaved … Continue reading

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Jenny Holzer (Baltic)

Once again I rocked up knowing little of what to expect.  I had done no research to ground me with even the basics ‘Jenny Holzer; conceptual artist, renowned for use of LED’s and subversive text’.  Holzer began her career as an artist in the 70’s. … Continue reading

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Gonzo (Directed by Alex Gibney)

‘throw the typewriter out of the window’ well first off, i might as well come out and say it: I have never read any Hunter S. Thompson. no…wait…come back, hello? so I can’t comment on the how much the film represents Hunters … Continue reading

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thinking about my mother

i’ve been really inspired lately by Adrienne Rich’s idea of matrophobic feminism and refiguring my own past in response to this. Feminism is driven by rebellion, rebellion against the past, not just the law of the father and the patriarchal system, but … Continue reading

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