Here are a couple of uplifting things first.
La Traviata in the market. Marvellous.
A proposal in Brixton. Awww, isn't it? Stop vomiting, misanthropes!*
There, that's the end of the fun.
Lenin's Tomb: 'There are no security issues'
This message, now coming from aid workers in the Red Cross and Partners in Health, starkly contradicts the racist coverage of the wire services, the mainstream newspapers, and the television channels and the websites belonging to all of the above...
Between The Hammer And The Anvil: Learning about war, with Hitchens - Chris, not Peter, btw
Feminazery: Your handy round-up of Daily Fail sexism
Obsolete: The illusion of safety
Amid all the predictable over-reaction to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's successful attempt to set fire to himself, the first thing to go out the window was any sort of perspective. We are now after all fast approaching the fifth anniversary of the 7/7 attacks, which also marks the last successful attack by takfirist jihadists on a Western city. Not that al-Qaida and its franchises haven't tried to attack or haven't been plotting; it's just that all their attempts have either been spectacular failures or have been successfully prevented.
Pickled Politics: Meet the English Defence League's Asian poster boy
A Very Public Sociologist: Does political leadership matter?
Dave Semple: What to do about alcohol prices?
* If I subsequently find out this isn't true at all, and is some kind of stunt, I will be very annoyed and wreak vengeance on all concerned.
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