What are the riots in London about? I’m sure they constitute evidence of many things. Londoner Mick Hartley observes that a lot of commentators are “using the occasion to strengthen their own particular prejudices.” He has no grand explanation but identifies old-fashioned “teenage bravado” as on one of the chief things underlying the activities. And of-course the plain old desire for “free goodies.” And as he points out: “What’s changed is that now, with their Blackberries, they can get a flash mob together pretty damn quick, and they can stay ahead of the police.” They are the Blackberry riots. Continue reading The Dark Streets of London
A not-to-be-missed fan review of Bob Dylan’s show in England at the “Feis” festival (is that a redundancy?) on Saturday, June 18th: it’s by Trevor Townson at Bill Pagel’s website. I laughed and I cried.
Been so long since I attended one of those day-long outdoor concert type things. But not long enough.
This is due, apparently, to a lack of exposure to sunlight. Kids are spending more time indoors playing with electronic contraptions, and, when they do go out, their parents have made sure that all of their exposed skin is covered in sunscreen. Hence, a vitamin D deficiency Continue reading Middle-class kids in England suffering from rickets