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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 6th, 2014
Now here’s a test of ultimate fandom. If an artist, writer, performer or director is particular about which versions of their work should be made available to the public and which should not—and let’s face it, they all ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 4th, 2014
Some literary creations are so potent they cannot be contained by one book, one series, or one author alone. They may make the move from the page to the stage, from the stage to the radio, from the radio to the television, and from the ...
Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 30th, 2014
Now here’s a story that is precisely five days late.
Having just celebrated Towel Day, the international celebration of the writings, thoughts and imagination of Douglas Adams, it has just been announced that a first draft of his third Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy novels has been ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 25th, 2014
To celebrate the life and work of Douglas Adams, as we must always do on May 25, we should all make an effort to be better, cleverer people, taking the words of one of his finest, noblest characters as direct inspiration: Marvin the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 29th, 2013
The results are in! You’ve voted, we’ve counted, and now we can reveal which of the ten writing giants listed below is the favorite of Anglophenia readers.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 12th, 2013
I’m not entirely sure how much higher fan expectations of the rest of this year can be ramped without necessitating the building of, y’know, a really big ramp. We’re already gagging to find out what happens with Clara ...
Here’s a quandary. What do you do as a fan of a major talent who is no longer with us, if the people responsible for their legacy try to extend the brand in an uncomfortable way?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 25th, 2012
Probably the most famous single quote by Douglas Adams – former Doctor Who script writer, creator of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, novelist, naturalist, rationalist and fantasist of the highest order – is this: “I love ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 1st, 2011
Guitar shops are magical places. There are all of these beautiful, shiny instruments on the walls, and they’re all slightly different – Gretsches, Gibsons, Rickenbackers, Fenders – so any self-respecting string-twiddler will ...