Month: May 2006

Misc

Random Thoughts

…someone got off the train today carrying a copy of The Secret History by Donna Tartt and with a pre-recorded video in her bag. I...

Radio

Drama on 3 This Week

So, the question is, what’s being broadcast in the Drama on 3 slot next weekend on Radio 3? After this week’s play, the...

Literature

Al Gore at Hay

I’ve just been watching The Guardian’s webcast of Al Gore’s speech at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival (he’s got a...

News

Death in Iraq

Tragically, on the day that John Simpson put up a sterling defence for journalists doing real work out in Iraq, and not just being holed up...

News

Death on Everest

This being the end of May, it also marks the end of the so-called Everest season. It’s that brief window when the weather allows...

Books

Yes Man

Now a general rule of thumb I’ll always make when deciding if I’m going to read a book is this: if Davina McCall gives the book...

Radio

Genius

I went to see a recording for the new series of Genius this week. It was at the Cochrane Theatre and it was raining outside. Very soon, it...

Science

A Glass Half Empty?

Well worth a read or a listen....

Media

The Front Page

The British Library has a new exhibition at the moment called The Front Page. It’s a retrospective of around 100 front pages from...

Internet

VOIP Phone

I’ve played around quite a bit with VOIP but thus far, I’ve not really embraced it. A while back I mentioned that I’d...