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Do Not Pass Go: Interview With The Monopoly Thimble Perhaps nobody cares about their clothes anymore. Sad times for a thimble, cast aside. The Coffee Shaman “The way a shaman comes to light is that, as a child, he’s given fairy tales that are only that: fairy tales. And the… Read more »

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Did a violin teacher from Plano, Texas solve the world’s greatest classical music mystery? In 2006, Padgett was part of an orchestra preparing for a concert dedicated to the “mysteries and hidden messages” of Edward Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op. 36. The Enigma Variations, as it is… Read more »

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Simply 69 funny jokes by 69 funny comedians Just 69 brilliant jokes as written by 69 brilliant comedians. What else is there to say, take it away Spike… 1. Spike Milligan “I thought I’d begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never… Read more »

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Dearest reader, I can confirm that this week, Weekend Reading is a Trump free zone. I dunno about you but I can’t handle any more of that, so I thought I’d avoid inflicting it on anyone else.* The Secret History of the First Cat in Space On October 18th, 1963,… Read more »

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Google Home vs Alexa A year ago, my boyfriend got an Amazon Echo. I remember first using the product, dazzled at its ability to process requests from across the room. Alexa, play us some music. As the year progressed, the wow factor faded quickly. Going to be an interesting space… Read more »

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When You Name Your Fictional War Criminal After a Real Man By Accident When the name of my novel’s antihero popped up in my inbox one afternoon, I didn’t even pause for thought. I had just spent six long years with the man. Why wouldn’t he be emailing me? Even… Read more »

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I wore men’s clothes for a month – and it changed my life It’s 9am and I’m having breakfast at the House of Commons. I’m wearing a three-piece pinstriped suit, matching tie and pocket square, and the confidence of a mediocre white man. To my left, a man is pouring… Read more »

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A billion dollar gift for Twitter Listen, it’s almost 2017, so it’s absurd to still be writing “how to save Twitter” thinkpieces. My use of Twitter is waning. It might just be the usual cycle of the mehs, but I’m finding myself increasingly less bothered about it recently. But Really,… Read more »

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More high profile deaths, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds. No links to articles as they’ve all circulated but all had the same underlying theme. These people will flawed, they were inspiring, they were human. Waiting for Ripley If in space no one can hear you scream, torment is doubly… Read more »

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‘Fuck You, 2016’ A chorus of celebrities and people on the street echoed host John Oliver’s message for the end of the year: “Fuck you, 2016.” Wary we are skewed by the media we consume but… yeah I got nothing. Fuck you, 2016. Have more famous people died in 2016?… Read more »