Aberfan

It is the anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, a story that breaks my heart whenever I think of it. This interactive about it by the team at Wales Online from a few years ago is, to my mind, one of…

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … interesting things I found to read on the web about journalism, media, politics and all the other weird cult-thinks and nonsense I am into. Subscribe to it here. I often mention the grief…

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … things what I reckon you’ll like. Subscribe to it here. From the media ethics department, I found this very interesting: It also affects how our legal system tackles law-breakers on the roads. Those…

I’ve had quite a lot of fanmail in the last few days at work. I’ve been called a “simpleton”, an absolute shill for the Leftist mob, a moronic wanker, a fucking imbecile and someone signed off simply “you are an…

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … shiny baubles from the intertubes. Subscribe to it here. In 1954, the Supreme Court decided that segregation of public schools was unconstitutional—but it was thousands of children who actually desegregated America’s classrooms. The…

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … stuff that caught my beady little eye. Subscribe to it here. Some eco-fascists argue that the environment is being destroyed by overpopulation and blame the global south for it. (This idea, quietly taking…

Leyton Orient had a big game due on Tuesday against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup. It would have had huge emotional resonance, since Tottenham’s captain Harry Kane, who spent some time at Orient on loan, has paid to sponsor…

I released a new single on Saturday in all good digital record stores. It is called Anneliese and tells the particularly grim story of a woman, Anneliese Michel, who died in the 1970s. To contemporary eyes it seems most likely…

Friday Reading S10E05

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … things what I found interesting this week. Subscribe to it here. Long and thoughtful and I don’t 100% agree with it from James Fallows on how the press hasn’t broken its most destructive…

Isobel and Zoe looking resplendent in colour

[This is the first in an occasional series where I ramble at length and without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox. Lucky, lucky you] I watched 1968 Doctor Who…