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Moving slow in West Africa
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Moving slow in West Africa

After a 75 pence haircut and some food I decided to follow the music across the road. Inside they are showing a collection of National Geographic films, including The World’s Most Dangerous Animals and CSI (that’s Croc Scene Investigation), just the job for an exciting night out. Graham Douglas It’s […]

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 […]