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man’s doing propoganda
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man’s doing propoganda

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” There’s a lot you can learn from the people who have the greatest negative effect. The people who fuck up the programme, interrupt human activity to ill ends. Edward L.Bernays is my case study today. Edward Bernays...

when they believe in you . . .
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when they believe in you . . .

My brother passed in November of last year and I haven’t really grieved. Organising funerals, being there for family members, making arrangements. All of these things take energy, fortitude especially when the death is unexpected. Creativity has been a source of energy and regeneration for me at times, allowing me to actually grieve in a...

One day: reflections on race
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One day: reflections on race

Endless night, relentless grinding. I maintain balance, stay upbeat and take care of my family the best I can. Like you, I have responsibilities but lockdown has slowed me down with unquenchable fatigue and the aftermath of this quarantine is an impending shock, longed-for yet unwanted, desired yet feared. Glimmers of hope hovering over the...

Perspectives on Magic in City of Conspiracy
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Perspectives on Magic in City of Conspiracy

Magic is an ever-present theme in mythology and religious writing. The sorcery employed by evil-doers is often contrasted with the inspired super-natural deeds of heroes. The hero of City of Conspiracy is ambivalent about magic, raised by a disgraced father driven to death his demons he has to come to terms with the disappearance of...