On why literary snobbery is meadow muffins

Once upon a time, I ran into a work colleague who had his nose stuck in a book. If there is one thing book-lovers have in common (other than the love of reading), is our cat-like curiosity about the books someone else is currently having an affair with. So I asked him what he was […]

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‘Lady of the Sea’ – The Tale of the Devil’s Passage

(For the previous chapters, visit the Lady of the Sea‘s main page) Supper is always a pirate’s favourite time. After a hard day’s labour and maybe some plundering and canon-blowing, the men are finally able to rest their legs – be they wooden or otherwise – and gather around food and drink skillfully prepared by […]

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Love affairs

Some books you’ll cary around only for a quick escape. They may be deep and engaging, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking but (be honest), they are like a casual date with an interesting someone whenever you’re able to fit them into your schedule. They fill in the spaces between home and work, or help you digest a […]

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rewind the film

If you know anyone who loves to take photos the old school way, they’ll tell you how cool it is to use an expired film once in a while – the colours get all funky and you’ll end up with strong greens or oranges, no filters needed. What about a film that was perfectly fine […]

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Brain on Cocaine

If you go through my music collection today, you’ll find heaps of alternative everything, Canadian indie, progressive metal and jazz oldies. But, as a teen, I was all about pop and radio-friendly songs, and no one struck a chord with 14-year-old me like Take That. I fiercely began writing my own songs (spoiler alert: they […]

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Horror stories

Started reading The Plot Against America because of the current political scenario all over the western world. Had to put it down after the result of the Brazilian elections, because of the current political scenario all over the western world. Picked up David Mitchell’s Slade House instead. Because reality is scarier than horror fiction and, […]

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Spiritual Front plays The Smiths – and themselves

“Don’t think of this as a Spiritual Front concert. Think of it as a party”, frontman Simone Salvatore told us. And how right he was. Last night’s Spiritual Front show in Lisbon’s Sabotage Rock Club almost felt like those times when you hang out with that friend of yours who plays the guitar and serenades […]

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