Tag : Ellie Parkes

The Dark Web

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s easy to lose sight of reality in our technophilic times. Only the other day, my friend and I were shamelessly eavesdropping on someone’s conversation about her “issues with social media”. We listened with sympathy as she shouted her various stalking techniques into the face of her (visibly cowering) male … Read More

Know Shit, Sherlock

4 years ago / 0 comments

I am not instinctively observant. My natural disposition is probably akin to something like a pebble at the bottom of a stream, most things endlessly rushing over my head. Without making an effort, drastic changes in my immediate surroundings go totally unnoticed – a friend’s new car, a renovated shop on … Read More

LS1 Interviews: foodie and former war writer, Bruce Palling

6 years ago / 0 comments

Currently a prolific food and wine blogger and a columnist for the Wall St Journal, Bruce Palling doesn’t think it is a contradiction that he started his career writing about wars and conflicts. A failed student facing jail for refusing to fight in Vietnam, aged 21, he made his first … Read More

Tweeters Beware

6 years ago / 0 comments

It‘s widely accepted that a journalist must accept moral responsibility for what they write. Granted, the repercussions of publishing a slating review of a, for example, new brand of mascara are not as great as, say, an interview with a fascist politician, but they are repercussions nonetheless. The beauty journalist … Read More