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A cap on existence
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A cap on existence

– THE FILTER – You’re reading this online. That must be nice, not to have to do the special newspaper-reading elbow-dance we’ve all become so good at, commuting within hideously overpopulated London. Erica Buist London’s population has surpassed 7 and a half million. As comedian Doug Stanhope put it, that […]

It’s my turn: Erica’s Diary
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It’s my turn: Erica’s Diary

– THE FILTER – Bridget Jones’ diary, a testament to the products of Cosmopolitan magazine and existential apathy, leaves me trembling with irritation. The calorie counting, the daily weight-check, the broken resolutions not to drink anymore, the obsessing about men, the ridiculous overuse of the word “shag”. Erica Buist Yet […]

The protest and the horse
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The protest and the horse

– THE FILTER – Sometimes, what you can see out of a window is all you need to know. Out of this central London window, I can see a large, attractive English townhouse, and at the foot of it, a man has been shouting for quite some time. Erica Buist Long […]

Rise of the Nerds
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Rise of the Nerds

The first decade of the 21st century has seen something of a vindication of geek culture, which has now been fully embraced by contemporary consumer media. James Bray A predisposition to the internet and video games no longer denotes social incompetence, pop culture fandom is something to be celebrated and […]

Chess Club in ‘The Golden Years’
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Chess Club in ‘The Golden Years’

If you’re enthusiastic about chess, The Golden Years Day Centre invites you to become part of it’s chess club, which includes tournaments, seminars and classes for beginners. That’s why, if you consider yourself a beginner in this field, or if your experience has led to you competing in tournaments, you […]