Coming up Buchanan Street, quickly, on a sharp winter evening a young man and two girls, under the Christmas lights – The young man carries a new guitar in his arms, the girl on the inside carries a very young baby, and the girl on the outside carries a chihuahua. And the three of them […]
Some people know what it’s like,to be called a cunt in front of their children to be short for the rent to be short for the light to be short for school books to wait in Community Welfare waiting-rooms full of smoke to wait two years to have a tooth looked at to wait another […]
He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil
For the second year running, I ran workshops for children during the children’s comic festival – I Seriernas Värld – in Malmö. The workshops are held in libraries; a great way of reaching a broad range of children. This time it was in Kanini – the wonderful, newly opened children’s section at the main library. […]
It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.
William Butler Yeats
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you
George Bernard Shaw
The washing never gets done. The furnace never gets heated. Books never get read. Life is never completed. Life is like a ball which one must continually catch and hit so that it won’t fall. When the fence is repaired at one end, it collapses at the other. The roof leaks, the kitchen door won’t […]
A thoughful – and terrifying – take on the new era. How are artists, musicians and writers reacting to this new reality? Some responses here: Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever
The truth will set you free.
But first it will piss you off.