Alex Farnham’s diary of a Postgrad

‘Let’s go to the beach, each, let’s go get a wave’ (Minaj, Nicki. ‘Starships’. 2012.) Setting aside my poor excuse for academic referencing, take note of the opening lyrics to this popular hit song – let’s delve deeper shall we?

Six Signs Of Growing Long In The Tooth

Growing old is an unavoidable fact of life – well, not strictly unavoidable, but the alternative is less desirable. ‘Old’ is relative of course, but there’s a certain stage of your life where you start becoming more aware of the decreasing number of people you know that are older and the increasing number that are younger than you.

Parisian Valentine’s Breaks With a Difference…

  It’s February, which means it’s the time to start thinking about how you’re going to treat your better half. Flowers and chocolates are always a safe bet, but you might want to go that little bit further and treat your gal or guy to...

Bad Romance

Bad romance: tips for the relationship that’s dead from the waist down, by gin-soaked singleton Grace Ryan It’s the month of February and love is in the air.  Cupid’s arrows are flying, sexy underwear is being furtively purchased and secret plans are being hatched for...

An Idiot’s Guide to Dating

Our resident misogynist Ro$$ Kemp has no time for niceties when it comes to engaging with the opposite sex. With Valentines Day coming up, he’ll be employing every trick in the book in order to impress the ladies, and here, he shares with you...

The Evolution of Homme

Charles Robert Darwin FRS (fellow of the Royal Society) - to give his full title - was the 19th century upsetter-of-the-applecart, who put his observational scientific cat well and truly amongst the dogmatic religious pigeons that had managed to convince the world that humans...

Too good to forget

I’m here today to talk about a new kind of abuse. The victims of this abuse can say nothing, despite literally being the very essence of ‘speaking up’. Suffering in silence, they find themselves mis-represented and used as the tools of the unscrupulous -...

Vintage Technology Journalism

In 1988 I upgraded my inky manual typewriter to the throbbing power of the Commodore 64 home computer, and since then I’ve known that my future as a writer lay in the world of high technology.  For a few years I assumed this meant...

Vintage Value

  The label that is “vintage”.  Put it in front of anything, and stuff suddenly becomes cool... My bicycle at university, for example, the mighty and appropriately-named Lance was the most hideous shade of pink.  It was a skinny vintage Raleigh bike that had seen better...

Worlds without Bounds

With the gaming industry now a bigger money- spinner than the original dream factory: Hollywood, Leon Fleming takes a look at the reality of fantasy. In galaxies far away; on worlds undiscovered; in futures yet to be imagined; there are realms to explore, lands to...

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