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24 Best Bits of 2015

These heels, because let’s face it – they were the real heroes of Jurassic World.     Ian Malcolm’s pose. A hodderscape favourite this year. Not exactly new in 2015, but Jurassic World kind of harked back to this iconic bit of Jurassic Park – so you’ll forgive the deviation, right?     That hair, […]

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16 Classy Comics

Nelson (Various) Another anthology comic – fifty contributors each tell one segment of the story of a young woman’s life. From the harrowing to the heart-warming, all the nuanced perspectives come together a way that’s simply glorious. A modern masterpiece. For fans of: Pompidou Posse and other sublime memoirs (real or not)   Daybreak (Brian […]

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9 London Ghosts

The Black Dog of Newgate (Amen Court, near St Paul’s Cathedral) Newgate was an infamous prison that stood near St Paul’s from 1188 to 1904. Prisoners were taken from their cells to the execution chamber by walking along a certain wall, which survived the prison’s demolition. For centuries there have been reports of a black […]

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8 Great Women of the West

Mary Fields “Stagecoach Mary” was a doozy of a woman. Six feet tall and strong as an ox, she was the first African-American woman to be appointed as a mail carrier by the United States Postal Service… at the age of 60. Before that she worked as a labourer and forewoman at a – wait […]

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7 alternate holiday movies to watch filled with snark and black humour

My name is Paul Crilley and I have a soft spot for snark and black humour. Especially in well-written dialogue. I have a book coming out in 2016 from Hodder. It’s called Poison City and does indeed feature much snark and black humour, (whether it’s well-written snark and black humour will be up to others […]

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