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Empire Magazine #301 cover

Being An Empire Magazine Workie


Last year was the 25th anniversary of Empire magazine, which is an impressive achievement for a print magazine these days. I picked up issue 301 (not the 300th; that would have been too obvious) to take a stroll down memory lane, because I haven’t subscribed to the magazine in many years, despite the fact that I think that Empire is…

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Not The Royal Wedding


People want to feel attached to a ‘historic’ moment in their lifetime. I wanted nothing to do with it, and this is my reminder of that day. Friday morning was wonderfully quiet in the suburbs of London. Instead of being one of the idiots who had camped out the night before to wave a silly flag as two people they…

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Reminiscing On The Karate Kid (The Original)


They will soon be releasing the remake of The Karate Kid in this country, which meant that they showed the original version on television. I thought I should capture some thoughts on it after revisiting it because I have a huge soft spot for it – the film came out at the perfect time for a teenage boy who loved…

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Memory: I want to take you to a gay bar


Another memory. Didn’t mean to have another so soon. We shall see. An acquaintance had recently come out after moving to London. Either as a show of support or because the girls wanted a legitimate excuse to go to a gay bar, he invited us to the Rupert Street bar, on Rupert Street in Soho. I think I was brought…

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Meeting Margaret Thatcher


It is a hot Saturday evening, so I thought I’d share an old memory, doing something a little different. I might try doing this again, if I feel like it has any value. This is a true story. Not ‘A True Story’ as in Fargo, where the fiction of the truth is used to make the fiction more heightened. This…

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