You’ll find them all over the web: sad little notes flashing up on your computer screen like crosses marking a new kind of grave. The notes will generally employ similar phrases, lines like: ‘‘for reasons of time’’; ‘‘want to do other things’’; ‘‘nee
‘‘Math rock? What’s math rock again?” I said. ‘‘Doesn’t it have something to do with time signatures?” my music journalist friend replied, a vague hope flaring in his eyes. ‘‘I think bands like Battles and Explosions in the Sky play it,” I added.
Moral turpitude - that was the 19th century phrase that was employed last week by the Department of Homeland Security, to prevent British artist Sebastian Horsley from entering the United States to promote his book, Dandy of the Underworld.
Eight years ago, when I was a student on an M Phil. in creative writing, I was given a piece of advice by a visiting literary agent. If us female students on the course wanted to become successful in publishing literary fiction, he said, we should ch