Monthly Archives: June 2016

theatre: red shed

The Ipswich performance of Mark Thomas’s monologue play The Red Shed took place the week after the Brexit vote. This made it a bit of a period piece, though Thomas did insert some dog-whistle references to the referendum. The Red Shed is presented as … Continue reading

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covering Brexit

Earlier I reflected on covering terror, which is crime plus catastrophe plus trauma. We have now gone through the referendum to remove Britain from EU. While the result may not be a crime or catastrophe, in fact technically it is the plain workings of … Continue reading

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covering terror

World Trade Center. Dubrovka. Beslan. Kings Cross. Oslo. Boston. Peshawar. Paris. Brussels. Orlando. If you work in daily news, every so often you will find yourself covering a breaking terror story that requires all hands on deck. When I worked for … Continue reading

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retiring an element

As our university rebrands for independence as the University of Suffolk, it is time to thank the UCS logo for its service. A square emblem bearing large sans serif characters, the old logo seemed to belong to a class of homages to the periodic table [1]: … Continue reading

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