Love Is The Drug

I believe in God. Wait, that’s wrong – I believe in Love. Sorry. Easy mistake to make, for me, anyway, because until quite recently I didn’t believe in either. In fact, I was pretty convinced that both were equally pernicious man-made constructs, conceived and refined as a means of subduing and pacifying specific groups of […]


Hearts vs. Minds

‘Articulate’ and ‘eloquent’ are often used interchangeably to mean ‘convincing with words,’ but there’s an important difference between the two terms. To convey an idea effectively you need to be articulate; but only eloquence can achieve emotional resonance. Eloquence requires a fluency in the language of feelings, an understanding of the simple means by which […]

The Joker Channel

We’re all mini-broadcasters now. Many of us still have a weakness for traditional sources of information such as television news, the national newspapers and even the good old-fashioned library; but if you also have any kind of online existence, you’ll have noticed how much richer the information-gathering experience is these days. For any given news […]

The Inheritors of Punk

As Soho’s webmaster I’ve been ‘meeting’ a lot of people online recently who inhabit the alternative fringes of mainstream fashion, music and culture, and have been thinking about how this subculture has evolved, from the first great music revolution (rock and roll) which created teenagers as a group with their own needs, desires and language, […]