The strange thing about the dancing world is that it is the only world I know where the customer is always wrong ... Don’t do this, don’t do that, you’ve to do this, you've have to do that... the customer is always wrong. Because when the customer is right, you have nothing else to say, your business is finished. Donnie Burns on the business of teaching dance.
Suppose, just suppose, there were newspapers when the Pandavas were slugging it out with the Kauravas. The equivalents of The Times of India and The Sun and The New York Times and the BBC. How would the Kurukshetra war and the events that led to it have been narrated?
Here's a site that caters only to beautiful people. You upload your pix, and the members of the opposite sex vote. If they think you are beautiful, you are in. You will be "granted a full membership". Me, I am waiting for the verdict...
A writer is a professional spinner of lies. His job: to lay out the truth on a bed of magnificent lies so it is visible to the world. In many cases it is impossible to grasp the truth in its original form -- which is why we try to grab its tail by luring truth from its hiding place. Thoughts from Haruki Murakami...
The future, we all know, is digital. So the present, for this prep school 90 minutes west of Boston, is a library without books. Not one.
There is a word that anyone who has ever worked as a sub-editor is particularly reverential of: public. So very easy to miss out the ‘l’ in it, and, boy, are you in trouble. ‘Gordon Brown addresses pubic meeting’. How nice. Looks like there is another we better start paying more attention to. ‘Finally’.
Bhima, our hero, is installed in the palace of Hastinapur, ready to take on the many hardships that life, and the Kauravas, are about to throw at him. It has taken 100-plus tweets to get him this far, and along the journey, epicretold has acquired 1,405 followers.
Stefan Gatward is in the news for waging a lone war against the – how shall I put it? – non-use of apostrophes. He does it with a paintbrush, by correcting street signs that are, well, lacking.
And this in the name of research -- seriously, what’s wrong with these kids? This is the story: technology student builds concrete canoe, goes out to test in dangerous river, drowns.
Ouch, can’t let this slide without having a quick go. Noticed on none other than the BBC, a classic tautological blooper that goes... wait a minute, 'tautological blooper' -- is that not tautology?