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Christopher Fowler
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Hallowe'en was possibly observed around the world, possibly for centuries, possibly not. Unlike other ceremonial events it has no confirmed pedigree, so all bets are off. In the same way that America successfully monetised Christmas in the 20th century it did the same with Hallowe'en, colour-coding it and providing a specific number of purchasable requirements. In the 80s I took a picture of a…
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Christopher Fowler
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In real life, crimes are frightening; they upset and disorient and rob you of faith in your fellow humans. There's an element of fatality and strangeness and 'Why me?'-ism that encourages superstitious thinking. We don't tell ourselves that in say, London, which is nudging 9 million, it's statistically amazing that there are 90 gun crimes a year and fewer fatalities. We fall back on myths and…
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