In the old days, women would say ‘she has butter and jam on her bread’ about spendthrifts. People would usually only have one at a time. Nowadays, there’s a café in an old mining town that sells triple-chocolate brownies with ice cream, fudge, salted caramel, and a small biscuit.
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A collection of links
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Imagine a spectator who watches your life pass as we might watch a film. Imagine one who watches your civilisation pass in the same way. It seems to me…
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On why the elite caste cannot leave the sixties
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For people and for Yorkshire
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Rhyd Wildermuth on The Demon and the Genius
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Everyone knows we have driven out the demons. They are banished to metaphors, horror stories, and the politely ignored beliefs of recent immigrants. But…
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I was in Manchester last week. Once, I knew the city well, but I haven’t visited in a few years; so the new skyscrapers on Deansgate seemed a sudden…
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