• reflections: the #10yearchallenge and taking done over perfect;

    One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice Mary Oliver I…

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    “obsessed with the magical”: the slothrust interview;

    My January has – like yours, I suspect – started quietly. Lots of reading (four down!); lots of telly (Sex Education and the Fyre Festival…

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    album review: pedro the lion – phoenix;

    This review originally appeared on The Arts Desk. It’s hard to see the first album under the Pedro the Lion name in 15 years as anything other…

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    theatre review: glasgow girls, king’s theatre, glasgow;

    The most surprising thing about Glasgow Girls isn’t the way in which it juxtaposes the horrors of dawn raids and child detention in the UK…

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    fybs #1: how to look after yourself;

    The first episode of my new podcast, From Your Big Sister, is now live! This short introductory episode is just me solo, sharing what you…

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    live review: taylor swift’s reputation stadium tour;

    This review originally appeared on The Arts Desk back in June (you may remember Taylor herself had something to say about it) and I’m choosing…

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    a love letter to high street music shops;

    We’re in the car to Dumfries. It’s the day after the day after Christmas, and the day before HMV announces it has called in the…

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