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Anyone Order A Holy Shakeup?

March 31, 2013

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On this holiest of days, Easter Sunday, I thought I’d share an article about same-sex marriage and the Catholic Church… I wrote the article for a recent issue of The Leeds Debacle magazine before Pope Francis was elected, which is why the article may seem outdated at times! The article is a speculative piece about the future of same-sex […]

Liebster Award

March 30, 2013

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This morning I awoke to a lovely comment from blogger Kirsten Hart at Black Coffee and Cigarettes. She was kind enough to nominate me for the Liebster Award, which is a great way to promote other blogs and be promoted – big thanks to the lovely Kirsten! The chosen blogs are all from the list […]

Hunter S. Thompson’s Letter To The Sun

March 29, 2013

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I thought I would share this brilliant letter Hunter S Thompson wrote to the Vancouver Sun. I came across the letter recently featured in The Proud Highway: Saga of a Southern Gentleman, 1955 – 1967. Unknown at the time, Thompson wrote to the paper in October 1958 asking for a job, but it seemed he was […]

Northern Art Prize 2013

March 26, 2013

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From 28 March until 16 June the Northern Art Prize exhibition will showcase new talent at Leeds Art Gallery. The exhibit will include works from four hopeful artists who have entered this year’s competition. The shortlisted artists are Margaret Harrison, Rosalind Nashashibi, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan and Emily Speed. Curator of exhibitions Sarah Brown commented: “The […]

The Changing Retail Face Of Leeds: Independent vs. Corporate

March 24, 2013

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A lot has been happening in our city centre recently. Retail spaces have been popping up all over town, and finally it seems the building work in Leeds city centre is coming to an end! The development that has experienced a whole lot of hype – Trinity Leeds – is now built and open to the […]

David Bowie At The V&A Museum

March 21, 2013

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This year David Bowie’s musical comeback saw him claim the number 1 single and, earlier this week, the number 1 album. The singer’s first album in a decade is the fastest-selling of the year so far. I think it’s fair to say the comeback couldn’t have gone any better for the 66-year-old legend. More good […]

Are Great Novels Only Found In The Classics Section?

March 20, 2013

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I realised something today; I only ever seem to read books that have been written by well-established authors. I’m not just talking about the authors that are a part of the furniture at Waterstones, such as Mary Shelly or Charles Dickens, but also of the modern and unofficial classics. From the travelling adventures of Jack Kerouac […]