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Consumed the Week of 1 October, 2018

Above, Drew Christie‘s short New York Times ‘op-doc’ Allergy To Originality. Two comic book greats died this past week; one who I was pretty familiar with, the other not so much. The name I wasn’t so familiar with was Norm Breyfogle. I heard about his death through Robin Sloan’s email newsletter Primes (only sent out […]

Consumed weeks of 10, 17 and 24 September

View this post on Instagram It's a well known fact that if you encounter a funicular then you must board it. No matter where it's going.* *This rule also applies to the less common paternoster. A post shared by Rob Hinchcliffe (@hinchcliffe) on Sep 18, 2018 at 7:46am PDT This oral history of the film […]

Consumed week of 27 August and 3 September

Above, Jon Bunning’s short documentary, The Tables, which takes a look at “the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.” From Bloomberg comes the article, Ten Things I […]

Consumed the week of 13 and 20 August, 2018

Consolidating two weeks into one post here because I was on holiday in Greece this past week (Santorini is beautiful by the way). A whole week of doing nothing but sitting in the sunshine, reading, eating, drinking and talking to my wife. It was fantastic. Here’s what I read while I was gone: I finished […]

Consumed the week of 6 August

Above, Joe Manganiello and Stephen Colbert discuss ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ for nine minutes on late night TV. Now, that’s television! My favourite long read of the week by quite a margin: Every Mission is a Suicide Mission, the story of a pro-level Galaga tournament. Very welcome echoes of King of Kong. Coming in second, is […]

Consumed the week of 30 July

I completed the National Three Peaks Challenge this weekend. That’s the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, in 24 hours! I am a broken man, but very happy to have done it (that’s my shot from the top of Snowden, above). As for the usual stuff, let’s get the obvious long read out of the […]

Consumed the week of 16 and 23 July, 2018

Missed a week last week, because I was busy being Best Man at my younger brother’s wedding. A brilliant day out in the sunny Windsor countryside. So, a double helping this week: Above is a really well put-together video essay on the work of Quentin Tarantino using only clips form existing interviews and other footage. […]

Consumed the week of 9 July

Above, the brilliant video for Max Richter’s rereleased On The Nature Of Daylight starring Elisabeth Moss, who can do more with her eyes the most people can do with their entire body. Most potentially controversial long read of the week: In Defence of Men from the Spiked ‘sex special’ (tears shreds from Robert Web’s recent […]

Consumed the week of 25 June and 2 July

Yep, I missed a week last week, mainly because I was too busy walking around the South Downs Way, training for next month’s Three Peak’s challenge. So there’s a lot to get through… It’s June, which means I finished the sixth instalment of A Dance to the Music of Time and I also polished off […]

Consumed the week of 18 June, 2018

Above, an interview with a blind skateboarder. Guaranteed to amaze, and make you feel bad for ever complaining about anything. Long reads this week: This (very) long read about The Death of New York City is brilliant from start to finish and is well worth about 30 minutes your time. Having just come back from […]