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Chris Riddell on the SATS Beasties…

May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

I work in a Primary school. We’ve just had the annual nightmare that is Sats testing. Where a disparate group of 11-year old children of varying academic ability and character are subjected to utterly pointless...

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Alan Rickman, RIP

January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just days after we lost Bowie we lost the wonderful Alan Rickman, also to cancer, which takes far, far too damned many good people we care about. Truly, madly, deeply sad. The New Yorker’s Benjamin...

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One of our very finest satirical cartoonists (seriously, if you ever get a chance to hear him speak at a lit festival, take it), Martin Rowson writes on the murderous attack on the offices of...

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Charlie Hebdo offices attacked

January 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

Horrible, horrible news breaking today about a massacre in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine, which as well as news is also well-known for its satirical cartoons, like a Gallic cousin of...

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Did you grow up in the 90s? Are you a fan of the X-Men and/or action figures and/or stop motion animation? If the answer to any of the above is “why yes, yes I am”,...

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas…

December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

… and all through the house, not a creature was stirring. I have adored Tom’n’Jerry (and Daffy, Bugs, Droopy et al) since I was a wee boy watching them with my dear dad (we both...

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Futurama back on track

August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

The BBC reports that the possible stumbling block to the new series of Futurama has been overcome – the voice cast were in dispute over their pay, with Fox not only refusing to meet their...

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