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  • #WF Musical Education + Playlist

    Sceptics retire your sneering glares. Seven days of progressive dance and electronic music in a tiny fishing village in the south of France might sound like a match made in musical hell, but with Gilles Peterson behind the trawler wheel, […]

  • “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” – Kanye West Official Video

    The video’s leak (at least in part) earlier this month prompted the type of foul-mouthed twitter rant that we’ve all become accustomed to. He clamoured, almost sweetly and quite fairly, about how “heartbreaking” it was to have his work circulated […]

  • Rock’n’Rollin’ in their Graves

    This past weekend, at the ripe old age of 27, I finally popped my Glastonbury cherry. Like all virgins, I wasn’t totally sure what I was doing and I did occasionally find it a bit difficult staying up, but those […]

  • Imagined Reality

    The psychology behind “hate to love” culture   I’ve been aware of the existence of Made in Chelsea for some time. I’ve seen the adverts, I know what it involves. People who I consider friends actually watch it. I’ve long […]

  • Yes, She Wishes You Went Down on her More. P.S. That Tie is Hideous

    Why every straight man needs a GBF   To the well adjusted, asking what makes them able to count gay men among those in their closest circle seems like a particularly extraneous question.   In the process of writing this […]

  • How to…Be the Ultimate Wingman

    A Cynic’s Guide to Getting People Laid Your single friend is embarrassing himself. While you’re busy charming women into disrobing in taxis and leaving you messages in lipstick on your perineum, he’s back at the bar trying to convince anyone […]

  • Intrapreneurs – The New Tribe

    Entrepreneurs are like ants. You’ll find them everywhere from the house next door to the back of your cornflakes box. Buck the trend: become an intrapreneur instead. It’s not wrong to say that entrepreneurialism is experiencing something of a Golden […]

  • How to…Get a Payrise

      A cynic’s guide to cheating salary   The problem: You enjoy your job (it beats deep-frying potatoes while Ronald McFatty spit-shouts orders at you); the bars near your office are decent (they’ve not once chucked you out for throwing […]

  • How to…Suck a Little Less at Fancy Dress

      A Cynic’s Guide to Looking Like a Tit  Fancy dress parties are like dogging: there are massive risks, dizzying rewards, and I kick ass at both of them. In fact, I sometimes combine the two just to spice things […]