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If you’re like me, and I do hope you are, you spend an unusual amount of time thinking about the 1997 animated feature film Anastasia. Read more…

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Reading time 6 minutes

Sometimes, when you have been writing stuff for a general and quite large audience for a long time, you need to give yourself a holiday. For me, that holiday is blogs. Unpaid, unstructured, unedited, loosey-fucking-goosey blogs. Blogs are usually seen as the stepping-stone format: they are the thing you usually do before you become a writer who makes money. While that is sometimes true, it is also a little unkind to blogging as an art in itself. Is drawing with pen and ink a lesser art than painting with oils, just because pens are easier and cheaper to come by than oil? I don’t think so. Blogs let you be super specific without having to worry that you’re short-changing an editor out of their audience, and with that in mind, I want to talk to you about these fucking ducks I keep seeing everywhere. Read more…

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This weekend was significant for two reasons, the first of which is that I re-read Mallory Ortberg’s Things I Believe About Anna Wintour’s Affair With Bob Marley. The second is that I watched five episodes of Nigella Lawson’s At My Table, a TV show in which we are invited to watch Nigella eat, walk around her house, sit on her stairs in a kimono, and add spoonfuls of Aleppo pepper to eggs and yoghurt. Read more…

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There’s a misconception that I don’t like talking about my work, and I don’t think that’s fair. I would talk about it all the time if people asked the right questions.

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