Every so often I have these days where I slightly freak out and panic. Not in an anxiety way. No, no, no. It’s not sinister. It’s kind of the opposite. More like excitement. Intense. Scary. Exhilarating. Excitement. Like a ‘holy shit the world is so big and how did you pull that off and how … Continue reading PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making
Time Magazine might have thought it popped up by surprise, but in reality Amazon’s first physical bookstore has been a long time coming. Yes, you read that right. Amazon’s first physical bookstore. To be exact, they’ve opened a 5,500-square-foot bookstore, carrying a not-that-impressive 5,000 to 6,000 titles with 15 employees under the direction of Amazon … Continue reading Amazon Killed the Bookstore, Long Live the Bookstore
With the 2015 Man Booker Dozen announced, the book world awaits the next literary rumpus. Call me cynical, but from where I’m sitting, there are more than a few top contenders for this year’s Man Booker media storm. Up first: The Americans have arrived. It’s the second year of the new rules allowing all writers … Continue reading Man Booker 2015: Let the Literary Rumpus Begin
Make Them Tea & Other Top Secret Intern Tips Almost a year ago I wrote about my musings over a graduate application. Back then I thought things were tough. There I was, plugged into my computer, working on my dissertation whilst job searching whilst watching the summer go by without me. And all I was receiving … Continue reading Make Them Tea & Other Top Secret Intern Tips
“Nous sommes tous Charlie.” After all, the world without freedom of speech would be a much duller place, even if it would be less offensive.
Katie Hopkins, professional motor mouth, socially-accepted Troll. Why do we give her 'rent-a-gob' opinions a platform but not others? Why shouldn't we feed the Trolls?
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Critics are throwing cold water over the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but there’s something to be learnt from the viral video campaign that’s made more than a splash using social media. Just when I thought I might have got away with it, when the whole craze looked ready to combust, … Continue reading The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
When I grow up... it's a question we all get asked as children. But somehow it gets harder and harder to answer the question as we get older.
LIVING IT UP IN LIMBO Warning: If you suffer from Graduatewithnojobitis you should know that this post does have the ability to improve your mood. But if you stop in the middle you could end up suffering from the following conditions: moodiness, sense of impending doom, anxiety, nausea, anger, grief, inexplicable terror, nightmares, insomnia and … Continue reading Musings Over a Graduate Application