Monthly Archives: April 2012

If Jimmy Carr wrote headlines

The Times’s Saturday Review had a neat coverline on its Jimmy Carr interview at the weekend: His Dark Material. This kind of cultural cross-reference headline, which we’ll call The Postmodern, can be overused – former music journalists in particular tend rather … Continue reading

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The sport subs’ Super Thursday

Chelsea’s victory over Barcelona last night sent the nation’s sport desks into overdrive, spawning headlines such as BLUES CLEAN UP THE MESSI (Express), HOT DROG IS THE MUSTARD (Express), BARC ARE WORSE THAN DROG BITE (Mirror), SALUTES BLUE, SIR (Sun), … Continue reading

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Women hate Samantha Brick because she was beautifully subbed

Most people’s reaction to Samantha Brick’s Daily Mail article about the perils of being an attractive woman was: “But she’s not even that beautiful”! For those in the trade, it was: “Clever sub-editor.” Or possibly: “Evil sub-editor.” You can write … Continue reading

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