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Marina Abramović made me cry. Over nothing.

Just when you thought the corporate world could become no more greedy, and the art world could become no more vacuous, we have both worlds conveniently encapsulated for us in the Marina Abramović Institute. Abramović is part of a recognisable … Continue reading

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Soylent Beige – First prize: a week’s supply. Second prize: two week’s supply.

The Great Global Food Fight part 2 – v1.01 You might have seen a recent viral video of a now famous behavioural experiment with Capuchin monkeys, where reproducible and spookily human behaviour is provoked in primates by treating them unequally. … Continue reading

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Soylent Beige – If you tolerate this, your Happy Meal will be next

The Great Global Food Fight part 1 v1.01 This blog post is about a subject close to my heart and I get very emotional about it, so those of you sensitive to cussing, look away now. Here goes… I am … Continue reading

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The education system has failed us – private education, that is.

Regular readers will know I am no fan of Boris Johnson (currently Mayor of London), but I must have to thank him for giving me the seed for this particular poisoned tree. I have no hesitation in re-publishing the following … Continue reading

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Let the games begone – lies, damned lies and legacy

I might be a little late to the party on this one, but seeing as the world is about to be set alight I thought I’d better stick my oar in before the the Middle East is razed to the … Continue reading

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Do you want fries with that?

This image was originally posted to Flickr as BK Stacker After an enforced hiatus from my musings on the state of British culture, you may or may not welcome my return to the keyboard. Either way, get used to it. I am … Continue reading

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Shaving Slices of Salami from a Smurf

Originally published in Now Then Sheffield 29, August 2010. The so-called Robin Hood Tax (RHT) is a proposed tax on transactions within financial institutions. It does not include transactions by individuals and is estimated to be able to raise up … Continue reading

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Not In Your Backyard (if I can help it)

(Originally published in Now Then magazine in May 2010) I did not grow up within the city limits, but Sheffield has always been the big city in my life, and my memory of urban existence in the Sheffield of the … Continue reading

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The Customer Is Always Right – Suits You, Sir!

Dear readers, I hope your hearts will be gladdened by the imminent end to this marathon of spleen that has been my response to the 5 questions proposed by the Great British Art Debate. Here are some thoughts on the … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to that curator behind the curtain!

My ongoing response to The Great British Art Debate. Dear readers, have patience, the end is nigh. Does the art of the past have anything to say about the world of today? One of the most impressive shows I saw seen … Continue reading

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