Category Archives: Pop Culture-Related Things

Word on the P Street: In Defence of Hipsters

First published Time Out Sydney, 10 Apr 2013 Remember a few years back when “emo” was a pejorative term? It was the go-to derogatory adjective (or, less often but infinitely more irritatingly, noun) for a certain type of person that no-one … Continue reading

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Word on the P Street: Getting back to the true meaning(s) of Easter

First published in Time Out Sydney on 27 Mar 2013. Dear readers, our most sacred traditions are under threat by the grubby forces of commerce. These days it seems like barely have the Xmas decorations been taken down when our … Continue reading

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Tom Hiddleston on Thor: The Dark World

First published in Time Out Sydney on 11 Oct 2013.  Maybe it’s what he wants me to think, but at first blush Tom Hiddleston seems nothing like Loki. For one thing, he’s just too damn nice: without his lank, black … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking vs the Space Aliens, or “Cosmologists Say The Darndest Things!”

Written 5 July 2010 Stephen Hawking is, let’s be clear, a smart fellow. In fact, “smart” doesn’t really appear to do him justice as a description: he’s a freakin’ genius. And if there’s one thing that he’s a big ol’ … Continue reading

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