Monthly Archives: October 2011

St Paul’s cathedral: the counterweight that capitalism forgot

This is a response, “below the line”, to Guardian’s arts writer, Jonathan Jones‘s excellent piece on the significance of the London occupation being on the grounds of St Paul’s cathedral. I believe it is no accident that the City, hub … Continue reading

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Jill Scott: Ain’t a Ceiling

Wanted to counteract the media-heavy and prejudice sensitive last post with some spine-tingling, belly-fluttering soul from the incomparable Jill Scott. “If our ancestors can walk, barefoot afraid in the dark, for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles … Continue reading

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Amanda Knox acquittal: The persistence of Italian stereotypes in the British press

It’s been interesting to me to view the media reaction already brewing at the Amanda Knox acquittal. Leaving aside the fact that Amanda Knox is American and that the Italians have an entirely separate and fractious relationship with the US, … Continue reading

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George Carlin on the problem with religion

The late George Carlin’s classic humorous take on religion. Not to be taken literally, but makes some good points. A legend, sorely missed! I’ve been commenting on a couple of Guardian discussions on spirituality and atheism, the first by┬áCif Belief … Continue reading

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