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Opinion

Meaning within the tent

One thing that I found to be paradoxically helpful while reading a dozen letters of advice to take with me in life is that ‘there are no experts on life’. I’ve read that we’re all stories and sometimes, when we…

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I don’t much like the EDL

On Saturday 11th October, a march took place in Portsmouth, organised by the EDL. For those of you who do not know, that stands for the English Defence League; an ultra racist, anti-immigration, idealist group of fascists who for years…

Opinion

Black Bond and Lady Who?

I recently had a discussion with my friends regarding who the next James Bond should be. Rumours have been circulating in the dressing rooms of theatres and film sets that Colin Salmon and Idris Elba had both been considered to…

Opinion

The psychopath who came to tea

I know what fear feels like. I know how it feels to be overruled by fear so much it prevents you from doing something, taking a chance, and opening up to others. Suffering from General Anxiety Disorder means I live…

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The quest of the nerds

“Luke, I am your father”, “you shall not pass” and “beam me up, Scotty” are all friendly faces in the world of the geek. They’re a hug from an old friend, a mug of hot chocolate on a winter’s day,…

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The revolution will be hashtagged

In 1997 Eric Schmidt, then CEO of Google, told programmers at a conference in San Francisco: “The internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand… The largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” I have…

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