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Anatomy Of A Comic Tale

Stories tend to reflect the times in which they were written, whether you mean them to or not. Before John Hughes became a film director, he was a creative director at the Leo Burnett ad agency’s Chicago branch. In 1979 he got snowed in and was stuck at home, so he wrote a short story for […]

The Fear Of Being Disconnected

I had wi-fi in Sri Lanka and Cambodia, even in parts of Oman, but this one has defeated me. On Thursday I’m off here, to Bodrum, on the Turkish coast… And I’ll be on board a gulet, which means no electronic communication. I didn’t realise how completely the internet had taken over my life until […]