Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Dean’s speech

The DLR despatched a minion to Tate Modern tonight to see Tacita Dean’s new, massive film installation for the Turbine Hall space. Last year Dean came into the public eye with an impassioned letter she wrote, subsequently published as an … Continue reading

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Losing interest

Prepare yourselves: this is going to be about interest rates. Wait, don’t go! Interest rates are really jolly important to wealth, wellbeing and societal justice. In a time of austerity, it’s easy for people to take sides over fiscal policy … Continue reading

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The DLR: Your news explained

The DLR presents a new segment: Your news explained. In it, we explain the news. To you. Today’s query is on the vote to condemn Syria in the UN, which China and Russia both vetoed. The BBC coverage is linked … Continue reading

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The king and us

The DLR’s fantasy cabinet is a political conundrum. So far, we have a president, but his roles are unclear. Is he head of state? Head of government? Will there be a prime minister? Is there a Politburo and party-state separation? … Continue reading

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Touching, feeling, seeing, emailing

Do people who came of age before the internet, and people who grew up with the internet always there, have any real difference in how they operate or see the world? This question is perhaps pertinent to the practice of … Continue reading

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