Death of the amateur blogger? A reply to the replies

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2013

I wrote an article yesterday about the eclipsing of the amateur blogger by the mainstream media. I titled it Liberal Conspiracy is dead – and so too’s the amateur blogger (more or less), which – at the heavy risk of scraping (…)

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My recommended reading for today October 28, 2013

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Opinion: Russell Brand – a turgid mess of a manifesto Jack Wlliams to the point @libdemvoice this morning > Opinion: Russell Brand – a turgid mess of a manifesto http://bit.ly/1azT1mS 15 Award-Winning (…)

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The last book I read in 100 words: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2013

The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes We all know a Tony and an Adrian: the former an intelligent, decent guy who’s made an ordinary, comfortable life for himself; the latter a brilliant, erratic guy who will either explode as (…)

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A New Statesman subscriber writes…

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2013

As a New Statesman subscriber* I can’t help wondering what they would have said if The Spectator had asked a non-lefty entertainer to guest edit – someone like Jeremy Clarkson, say – and his opening words were: When I was (…)

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