• princemural


    ——– I’m not a woman I’m not a man I am something that you’ll never understand. ——– Prince shaped me in more intimate ways than any other cultural icon. While my junior high school friends Karen K., Jenny A. and I were public, excited, squealing Duranies, complete with kissing the television whenever they came on […]

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    Film Costume Nerdery 2

    Visit my RHPS-based costume blog here. When I was a teenager, I loved the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In high school, my friends and I would turn up at the cinema, Saturday night at midnight, sometimes dressed up, sometimes not, sometimes with our rice and water pistols, sometimes not, always ready to dance and sing […]

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    Film Costume Nerdery

    Visit my RHPS-based costume blog here. Several months ago I started a few projects making outfits or items of clothing that I could wear that were replicas of or inspired by costumes from films. I’ve got one full “inspired by” outfit and three ‘replica’ items I’m working on, from three different films. So far. I […]

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    I Punch First

    The night of the 22nd of May, I’d gone out with some friends in the evening, only had a couple drinks and got home early. I was in bed by 11pm. At just after 5 the next morning, I heard one of our cats jump down from my little son’s bed in his room right […]

  • Hatshepsut_feat


    Hatshepsut was pharaoh from 1479–1458 BCE during the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt and arguably the first great female ruler in recorded history. Though there were female rulers before Hatshepsut, it isn’t always entirely clear whether some ruled in their own right, whether they acted as co-regent with their father, husband or son or whether […]

  • muscles

    Strong, not skinny.

    This morning I woke up to see yet another woman being attacked with horrendous abuse and rape threats on Twitter. My first reaction was despair. “Not again. Will this never stop?” Before I made myself feel defeated by ignorant morons, I got down on my floor and did some push-ups. I ended up doing 100, […]


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What It Means

This really is an excellent video by Lyle that truly shows the brilliance of The X-Files. This is what every week watching the X-Files felt like to me… But, man, after all that… I wonder what Mulder and Scully are up to now…? ;)

“I Have Rights”

This morning on Twitter, I started out with a conversation about a great blog post about how PR agencies don’t seem to get ‘online’, then segued into a short discussion about the differences between blogging and journalism (very basically, I think that bloggers haven’t done themselves any favours by continuing to operate without a ‘code […]

New X-Files Poster!

I met loads of people at the LA Film Festival last night. It was remarkable how many people there came up to me to say, ‘Hey! You’re the one who got the X-Files script on YouTube!’ I had a tiny taster of what it must be like to be a WebCleb. :) A few people […]

Am I Green Enough?

I’ve been pinged for a ‘green meme’ in a blog post entitled ‘The Greenscam Part II’. I’m supposed to “write about the ways in which [I’m] consciously “green”, and also the things [I] know [I] should do in a more ecologically friendly way but don’t.” First, what I find interesting is how being green has […]

Professor Brian Cox on Horizon

Here’s the first behind the scenes clip from Brian’s new Horizon on Time. He’s still afraid of creepy-crawlies.

Because I Cannes

Unlike Sizemore who’s going on Friday, I am heading out to Cannes on Saturday morning. Sizemore and I, in Cannes, at the same time… Hmmmm… What could be going on there? Some kind of internerd conspiracy? Sizemore says: “Should be seeing a few familiar faces out there…” Watch this space. And this one. And this […]

Better Television

YouTube is great for stumbling upon my past. Way back when life was simpler, my lovely friend Gareth Jones made a children’s programme for the BBC on the 25th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, called Afternoon On The Moon. He was lucky enough to get to talk to Buzz about his trip. When Afternoon on […]