Review: Front Row – Do we publish too many books?

BBC Radio 4, Front Row Hay Festival debate: “Do we publish too many books?” Podcast Fri, 29 May 2015, duration 29 mins From the Hay Literary Festival, BBC Radio 4’s arts show Front Row asks the question “Do we publish too many books?” In a lively panel discussion, Samira Ahmed heads a panel of publishers,…

New Words: EDC [Guest Post]

From About Words: a blog from Cambridge Dictionaries online EDC abbreviation : a dog trained to sniff out explosives Example: “This is where MSA security trains what are known in the security trade as explosive detection canines, or EDCs.” [Smithsonian (US science and society magazine) Aug. 2013] All material copyright © 2012 Cambridge University Press,…

Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part Two [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/ struggling/ stalled actor…

Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part One [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/struggling/stalled actor. I specify this type of actor, because the…

News: 1972 Look Ahead with ‘The Sketch’

Our thanks to Brenda Beaumont for this press cutting from UK tabloid paper The Daily Sketch. This article, which, in the absence of a print date, we believe to originate between 1964 and 1969, is a perfect time-capsule of predictions from 60’s Britain, a far-off foreign land from today.