Ed Sheeran: “Being weird is a wonderful thing”

I've just watched this video from 2015, and thought it was worth sharing. It's singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran talking at a gala for the American Institute for Stuttering. He starts by saying, "I was a very, very, very weird child" and takes it from there. Well worth watching. https://youtu.be/K_3r3SolyDs

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Race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership

Today - February 19th, 2017 - is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. And in the current political climate, it's a day that invites considerable reflection. Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, allowing the Secretary of War to create special military zones within the US. It led … Continue reading Race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership

Ugly

By guest blogger Alan McArthur A punk tattooist named Ugly. OK. It's Thailand - where your nickname comes before your real name. And you do get some odd ones. Nasty, his friend. Yep, actually a really nice guy, like Ugly. The subject's the Otherworld. Where the Others live. And who is an OTHER. Another oddball, … Continue reading Ugly

Nori Shirasu: moonwalking… and writing his own script

Nori Shirasu is many things - a fine artist, a performance artist and an actor. He paints, he dances, he mimes, sometimes he teaches calligraphy and anime, he's writing a book - the list is pretty limitless. Within minutes of meeting him earlier this year, we got talking about not fitting in. Originally from Nagoya, … Continue reading Nori Shirasu: moonwalking… and writing his own script