Why I Love… Glasses

To correct my shortsightedness, I got my first pair of glasses – a comically large aviator style – when I was 11 years old. They were hideous: tinted, too big for my face and wholly inappropriate for a child. I remember YorubaDad laughing when he first saw me in them. But credit to him, he did […]

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Sloane Crosley: Love At First Reading

One of the joys of living in London is that I get to indulge my inner media wanker on a pretty regular basis. She enjoys going to the theatre before loudly and (probably) obnoxiously recounting how good/bad/avant-garde* the staging/lighting/re-interpretation of the text* was. Sometimes, she attends concerts in cramped/poorly ventilated/extremely grand* venues and then pontificates […]

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The Black Weblog Awards 2010

Hello, readers. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. In 2005, an awards committee was set up to honour the best of the web, as filtered through the eyes of brown people. Over the last five years, those awards have grown in influence and stature and are now regarded as important arbiters of taste in […]

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The Naija Connection

On Friday, when I met up with lovely Jeremy Weate of Naijablog, London was ‘enjoying’ a dry Nigerianesque heat of 30°C. We went to dinner at Manna [4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, NW3 3AJ], a vegan restaurant (Europe’s oldest: not killing things to eat since 1967). After dinner we walked up Primrose Hill – a […]

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Inception

I am very excited to be seeing Inception in less than two weeks. It’s by Christopher Nolan, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio (my 14-year-old self was RIGHT to crush on him!), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (wheee!) and Ellen Page (girl-crush!). Plus, like, a million other awesome people. I have knowingly shied away from reading/watching/listening to anything that might […]

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Perfect Passages

In my last post, I wrote about one of my favourite movies, The Truth About Cats and Dogs. In the post before that, I wrote about feminist TV icon Miranda Hobbes from Sex And The City. Both times, the comments showed a surprising unity in the way we consume media. For …Cats and Dogs, we […]

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