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Saturday: Piccadilly Line: en route to the Women’s March. Passengers call out “Good Luck!” as six young protesters exit with their placards.

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Last Night

“Catch as catch can!” said, ridiculously, Khachaturian the eminent late Russian composer no longer with us, meaning those who could should should they be caught up in a situation in which there was little sufficient to hand. So do what you can with what you can catch. But as he made his valedictory promenade through […]

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Various Moves

If the site looks suddenly shorn, this is why: for the last 20 or so months Strength Weekly has hosted ‘Pampas’, a series of short text and image posts with intermittent narrative qualities. In order that ‘Pampas’ could be examined without interruption by scrolling from bottom to top, I stopped writing anything else in Strength […]

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Physics with Christ

I was gratified by the volume of feedback received after the recent post titled ‘Plate‘. I had not realised that my account of the serendipitous purchase of a green towel in as-new condition would strike a chord with so many readers of ‘Strength Weekly’, an online entity. It is true that towels are comforting and […]

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The Telltale Glass

In an earlier post about tennis on TV I wrote about how the sport, when televised live, is adulterated in order to shore up incomplete narratives. The adding of narrative filler is but one aspect of a pervasive mode of interference associated with the live editing of broadcast material. A subtler form of intervention, designed […]

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Site 20-20

The site is no longer down. It is up. The puppy has been upgraded to a trim young dog. Good.

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Site Horror

The site is down. It has evaporated, leaving only text and images behind. I haven’t a clue how to get it back. But I know someone who does. He is coming next Tuesday. Sorry. It’s like losing a puppy.

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And Keep Your Hands in the Air

An email from Jordan McKenzie, live artist and interventionist: Well well well…it should have come as no surprise really but thought I should update you about my performance at Frieze. I have never had any trouble in terms of security at Primark, Big Brother, Northern Rock etc but at Frieze, an event that purports to […]

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Wordly

Strength Weekly looks in upon itself and affects surprise at the uncharacteristically long interval between this notelet and the previous essay-length disquisition. The publisher notes, in this notelet, that he has been, throughout the months of March and April, reading 52 undergraduate dissertations, each one of which is 5000 words, give or take 10 per […]

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Lots: Episode 2

This post is in a series: please start at Episode 1 One of the most moving images that Strength Weekly – in an admittedly inward moment – has published. In Episode 3: what’s so interesting about all this anyway?

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