• live review: songs of the roma, the glad cafe, glasgow;

    Music writer tricks of the trade: when I’m reviewing gigs, if I don’t know a song that I think I might want to refer to…

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    worth going out for in may 2018;

    I try to make a point of making these monthly cultural recommendation columns about more than just music, since I have a whole other page…

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    a record store is for life, not just for record store day;

    The last time I did Record Store Day was April 2010. The new Hold Steady album, Heaven is Whenever, wasn’t out until the following month,…

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    five (more) ridiculous things to do in dubai;

    Dubai has a reputation as a bit of a playground for millionaires – something that I have almost certainly contributed to with my previous dispatches…

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    the silver linings pixlet: making a success of stress;

    Controversial opinion time: I think stress – particularly stress in a work context – gets a really bad rap. As I see it, there’s a…

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    culture consumption: march 2018;

    Right, where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself: Movies. I’m kind of famous for having huge gaps in my knowledge of cinema. I…

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    “so, how was your easter?”

    Imagine being the sort of person who, when her sister doesn’t text to wish her a happy birthday until 35 minutes after midnight Gulf Standard…

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