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I've just left the political journalism profession after a number
of years in Brussels and returned to university to study physics,
although I am currently also working as a science journalist. I'm a
heavy reader, a regular gig goer, and engage in regular bouts of
earnest-but-Sisyphean leftwingery. I try to lean toward being
vegetarianesque for the planet's sake, but then I do quite like
offal. And bacon.
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to become a physicist while still writing a bit from time to
time on austerity and the crisis of democracy in the European
I’m really good at
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things that do not involve dextrous hand-eye co-ordination such as,
well, frankly, any sport. (I do like running though, which of
course only requires a modicum of co-ordination)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Homage to Catalonia; The Dispossessed; The Amazing
Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; Red Plenty; Memoirs of a
Revolutionary; Timoleon Vieta Come Home; The Handmaid's Tale;
Some music: Mainly an indie boy, but I do love me some alt-country.
Wild Beasts, Frightened Rabbit, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens,
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Wooden Sky, Neil Young, Kathleen
Edwards. Also well into old-school rap, post-punk, soul, Two-Tone
Ska, IDM (Fennesz, Alva Noto, Vladislav Delay, etc.)
I'm quite a fan of independent comic books, especially what the
French call BD Reportage (comic-book journalism): Joe Sacco, Adrian
Tomine, Marjane Satrapi, Manu Larcenet, Hugo Pratt.
I also like a good bit of alternative comedy (e.g., Stewart Lee,
Tony Law, Robin Ince).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My glasses, indoor plumbing, a pen, The Clash, logic, and tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
theoretical physics; the illusion of free will and the
ramifications of a widespread acceptance of this fact on
jurisprudence; the construction of genuinely democratic global
governance structures; pathways towards refounding of a
post-Soviet, post-social-democratic left.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
until recently, in a bruin cafe somewhere in Brussels in deep
conversation well into the morning about politics, physics or music
with good mates and stonkingly strong beer, possibly so well into
the morning that I'd order an omelette with my gueuze. Now, most
likely studying maths.
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