Reading time 4 minutes

Let Me Explain Your Clothes To You

You might not realise this from the photos you’ve googled of me, but I am actually very into fashion and am a very fashionable young lady.  Read more…

Reading time 7 minutes

Dream Casting The Mitford Sisters Film

Everyone has a dream for humanity, and my one is simple and modest. All I want from the world is for everyone in it to care about the Mitford sisters the way they care about, say, The Hobbit movies. Specifically, I want Hollywood to make movies about the Mitford sisters precisely the way they make Hobbit movies. We will live in a perfect society when there are three 150 minute movies covering the lives of Nancy, Diana, Unity, Debo, Decca, and I guess Pam if there’s time, in painstaking detail. Every feud, every dead husband, every sly jab from Nancy. Here is what that might look like. Read more…

Reading time 5 minutes

God, I love Protestants

My boyfriend is a Spurs fan and I am a Catholic, and that is why we understand each other. Neither of us choose this life, but we are stuck with it. My feet are cast in the cement of the world’s second most reviled religion, and he has to lose to Crystal Palace every other Sunday. Read more…

Reading time 7 minutes

Re-use Sandwich Baggies and Work Your Ass Off: An Interview With Kailynn West

I am the last living person using Grooveshark, and don’t think that I don’t get shit for that. I’m too cheap for Spotify, and it’s confusing, and I hate it. I’m glad I do though, because if I didn’t, I might never have discovered Tiny Stills or its frontwoman, Kailynn West.  Read more…

Reading time 6 minutes

Good Job, Everybody

“They keep coming up with new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone’s genuinely exceptional…”

–       Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles (2004). Read more…

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The Personalities of Stacie Orrico, Ranked

You may not completely remember the More to Life video by Stacie Orrico, but let me assure you, I am never more than two word associations away from thinking about it. The narrative is the kind of loose, idealistic one typical to noughties music video-making, in which our hero (Stacie) embodies a variety of characters, all of whom attractive, all of whom believe that there is More to Life. Read more…

Reading time 7 minutes

"A Dream Lecture Spiked With Drunken Party Tricks": An Interview With Karina Longworth

Tthe only thing I’ll ever need to remember 2014 is the opening bars of Serial, the sound of Bret Easton Ellis grumpily promoting a shaving supplies company and the ghost of Ingrid Bergman’s wistful “da-da-da-de-dada”. 2014 was the year I discovered podcasts, and the one that crawled under my skin like no other, the one that has become my private obsession, is Karina Longworth’s You Must Remember This.

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Reading time 4 minutes

Your Dark Film Set in LA Is Not Dark Enough

Hey hey hey

Just out of the screener for Dark City Lights. loved it. very paul thomas anderson!!!!!

one question however: concerned that audience might not understand true dark underbelly of LA? what do you think. can we fix this in post. Read more…

Reading time 6 minutes

So You’ve Decided to Be a Famous Author

I am not very good at earning or keeping money. I mean, I may not be that bad at keeping money for all I know – I never earn enough that keeping it is a question.Over the years, whenever I discovered myself in desperate need, the only solution my brain would present me with was “ooh, I know, write a book.” Read more…

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A Year In Review

This year will naturally have meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but given that the demographic of Work in Prowess varies by about 2 years between readers, I’m going to assume that we all had exactly the same kind of year. We wrote, we loved, we lost, we wrote, we got jobs with the word “content” in the title, we fell in love again. Janina published a book. Flo lived in Scotland. Lars Tharp was imprisoned for the murder of Hae Min Lee.  And this website chugged along, laying an egg only every so often. Because it’s fun to hear people’s own retrospectives, particularly of their own work, I asked our most popular writers to talk about our ten most popular pieces.  Read more…

About Work In Prowess

Work in Prowess does not promise to make you thin or improve your sex life or convince you that an avocado-based diet is the most practical form of action. It just wants to make you smile. That’s really as deep as it goes.


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