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David Sedaris:’ There are things nobody wants to hear. But the disturbing things are great’

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th January 2018

The volumes interview: the dry-witted US essayist on how “hes been gone” from working as an elf in Macys to becoming the American Alan Bennett David Sedariss partner of 25 years, Hugh Hamrick, calls the first chunk of the essayists diaries, published under the title Theft By Detecting , David Copperfield Sedaris. And its true, […]

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Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices- after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan uncovers its riches

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

When archaeologists received a passageway under Mexicos birthplace of the gods, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the wreckings of Teotihuacan, the […]

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Tony Garnett: The backstreet abortion that destroyed my family

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th January 2018

Cathy Come Home and Kes producer Tony Garnett is behind much of Britains best screen drama since the mid-6 0s. Merely lately did the truth hit home the secret of his success came from the traumatic loss of both parents when he was five, after a botched abortion On the night that came to define […]

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Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid’s Tale: ‘It is a feminist story’

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st December 2017

The Mad Men actor on the sexual politics behind the years biggest Tv reveal and its eerie parallels with the Trump age We live in a different time than we lived in a year ago, says Elisabeth Moss. And I wish “were in” sitting here talking about this dystopian fictional world, and how glad we […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a insurrection against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Were-sharks and Nazi leprechauns: the rise and fall of the horror paperback

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd December 2017

Since the late 1960 s, dimestore horror novels have been scaring readers with all manner of kitschy occult. But evil babies and scary animals aside, some of these books contain strong social commentary and very good writing From killer crabs and murderous moths to possessed clowns, via were-sharks and evil newborns, Grady Hendrix calculates he […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We require change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Moana review- Disney’s Polynesian princess movie can’t help itself

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th December 2017

Culturally accurate and with a please know who you are message, this South Pacific adventure tale nevertheless determines into empowerment cliches Disney animations never have it easy. They have been accused of ethnic stereotyping and of having a white-centric worldview. But when they attempt to embrace other cultures, the studio is told off for appropriation. […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Moana review- Disney’s Polynesian princess movie can’t help itself

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th December 2017

Culturally accurate and with a pleasing know who you are message, this South Pacific adventure tale nevertheless resolves into empowerment cliches Disney animations never have it easy. They have been accused of ethnic stereotyping and of having a white-centric worldview. But when they attempt to embrace other cultures, the studio is told off for appropriation. […]

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