Look, I don’t like the bloody thing either. That, though, is why I’ve never put myself forward for a job where I’m expected, on occasion, to sing it. I’m a republican too: you won’t catch me volunteering to sing Her Majesty’s praises. I don’t really go in for the pomp and ceremony that gaudily rivets … Continue reading What Did You Expect?
As many of you will know, in the fifth and final season of The Wire the viewer is taken inside the busy newsroom of The Baltimore Sun. Unfortunately, the view is not a particularly inspiring one. The central figure of this fictionalised journal of record is one “Gus” Haynes, a thinly veiled portrait of the … Continue reading REVIEW: “Flat Earth News” by Nick Davis.