Posts Tagged ‘dm’

Monday 8th August 2011 – London Still Burns

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Saturday 6th saw the first night of unrest. Tottenham burned throughout the night. Participants said it was a protest, residents said it was a free-for-all, both politically and judicially. Sunday 7th it spread to Brixton, Enfield, and somewhere else…

Monday was the most interesting night, for want of a better word. It was going to keep spreading, and the coppers – there to keep law, order and protect all us ‘good, decent’ citizens – didn’t appear to be able to help ‘us’, from that (those) that we fear most. (more…)

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Online Bookshops Vs Bricks and Mortar

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

So what are the pros and cons of buying books online and buying books via the old-fashioned high street (or side street) way?

Online Bookshops: Why Buy?

Cheap. Amazon and other online bookshops are nearly always cheaper. Even with postage, and often by a third of the price. It’s nearly ridiculous…but also quite fantastic. (more…)

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Campaign to Close All Libraries

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Close the libraries. No one uses them. Why not turn them into a kind of glorified government funded internet café instead? Oh…they have. (more…)

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Happy Birthday to The Big Issue: True Uncompromising Publishing

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Yesterday The Big Issue celebrated its 20th Anniversary, in what has in my opinion, been a landmark in raw and uncompromising publishing and journalism for the last two decades. (more…)

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Lodestar Festival 2011 Creative Challenge

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Last weekend the Honest team attended Lodestar Festival. Armed with our books, a freshly made banner by local artist Ruth Martindale, and of course, cupcakes, we were all set to entertain the likes of Cage the Elephant with our raw and uncompromising Brit-lit.

Who knows if that’s what we did, but what we can be sure of is that we consumed more wood-fired pizzas than would ever be recommended by the Department of Health, and an interesting combination of beer and coffee in that order. We also sold a few books; but mostly we just gave away cupcakes and watched the bands. (more…)

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Phone hacking’s our fault is like bollocks…

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

I heard some tosh t’other day about some sort of thing about us being responsible for that phone hacking scandal thing about phone hacking because we’re people and people read newspapers and therefore the only reason newspapers are a right proper bunch of pricks is cos we’re a right proper bunch of pricks for like buying it and stuff. (more…)

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Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road': From Scroll to iPhone App

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

What a transition Jack Kerouac‘s On The Road has made. It started off as a 120-foot scroll of taped together tracing paper, with no margins or paragraphs. It might as well have been written on the back of a fag packet. For me, it was the perfect treatment of Kerouac’s dazed-and-confused prose that left readers reaching for a bottle of whiskey, and an atlas. (more…)

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Honest Publishing Requests the Pleasure…

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Honest Publishing would like to cordially request the honour of your presence…
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It’s Literally Literary Snobbery

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Why do less people read now than, say, 50 years ago? Is the answer really just “Xbox”, or are there other reasons that the general public choose to avoid books? (more…)

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www.theendofdictatorship.com

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Dictators rely on control. That control usually works through creating an environment of fear. One way of nurturing such an environment is to isolate the individual by hindering and controlling the collective thoughts of the masses; making individuals feel alone, helpless and unable to look after themselves without input of the state, wary and suspicious of those not deployed by it. (more…)

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