TV that’s almost as good as the Wire

Yesterday, Dasha suggested cycling day trips. That’s just a little bit on the active side for Oliver and Sean, who would prefer to shut the curtains and stare at a small window of artificial light all day. You’ve probably…

Facebook, the 21st century ballot box

Quick question. What is blue, supports community and will win the US Presidential election this year? No, not Papa Smurf, I’m talking about Facebook. This is its year. It has amassed 800 million members and will act as the…

A secret shame? Poverty in the west-end of Glasgow

For many, there seems to be a dissonance between appearance and reality when it comes to thinking about poverty and social exclusion in the west end of Glasgow. What might underlie this is the assumption that poverty is largely…