Monthly Archives: February 2010

Krava-hydrates

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Breakfast for me is a serious business: it’s got to be slow release, with protein, and low GI. I’m not an ascetic, I just like food too much: I’d no more eat a Twix for breakfast than I would for … Continue reading

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Places that are still there #2: The Cosmoba, Bloomsbury

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I can’t walk anywhere in Bloomsbury without being wistfully rushed back in time to when I was a student at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies back in 1978-81. And nowhere holds more potent memories for me of … Continue reading

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“Push a little button”

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This is the nicest story I’ve come across for a long time. Ninette was a student on a course I taught  on the BA (Hons) in Dance Education at the RAD a few years ago. All of a sudden, a … Continue reading

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Gender, Mao, ballet

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Performing Gender in Maoist Ballet: Mutual Subversions of Genre and Ideology in The Red Detachment of Women. Interesting online scholarly article by Rosemary Roberts which does what it says on the tin. One of the questions “To what extent were … Continue reading

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Jan Moir and ‘orchestration’

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I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised: how likely was it that Jan Moir would get her knuckles properly rapped for her nasty article on Stephen Gately? It oozed with latent homophobia, prejudice and disgust, but it was like the smell … Continue reading

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Tooting swimming times again

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Update on 29th July 2012 – DCL leisure at last have a really good online timetable for all their pools, including Tooting. You can filter the timetable for lane swimming, and view one day at a time. I don’t know … Continue reading

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