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I made the mistake of sharing my opinion on a certain member of the Royal family the other day.  Crudely, and from a position of ignorance, I tried to suggest that this person didn't have troubles but, instead, faced inconveniences.  I thought it would be obvious that I was commenting on his position of enormous [...]

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Sex in films. Or "sex" in films. A piece in The Guardian today discusses the reduction in the number of films receiving an 18 certificate for sex. I say hooray! Watching impossibly beautiful people, lit professionally and shot from the most flattering angles, pretending to make the beast with two backs while the sound department [...]

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Noma Bar. A very good friend of mine is an award winning graphic designer. I won't name him. He'd be embarrassed. He introduced me to the world of graphic design and I fell, instantly, under the spell of negative space. Making use of symmetry, simplicity and subtlety is key to negative space but Bar infuses [...]

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Jonas Brothers. Have you listened to "Sucker" yet? Probably not. If you are a reader of this site you are probably too cool for the pop school. Oh, I hope that isn't true. There are few things worse than boys (and it usually is boys) who  think that "real" music either (a) exists or (b) [...]

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Jon Ronson. I think Jon Ronson is just like me. Except he is nothing like me. Not really. He writes books about things I didn't know I was fascinated about and writes them in such a way that they change the way I think about things. He talks openly, and frankly, about things that, often, [...]

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International Women's Day. Firstly...for all of those nasty, mean spirited, brutish, boors out there; November 19th is the male equivalent. Alright? Idiots. Today is a day to celebrate the women who, in myriad ordinary and extraordinary ways, make the world a better place. It is a chance to consider the crucial role that women play [...]

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Leaving Neverland. I don't know. Neither do you. Neither do the more, ahem, passionate Michael Jackson fans. What I do know is that the testimony provided by James Safechuck and Wade Robson was unsettling, upsetting and undeniably compelling and convincing. That, of course, is not "evidence" but to deny, as some have, the veracity of [...]