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Here Hare Here

Posted in Interactive, literature, Mythology, Painting with tags , , on May 24, 2016 by dcairns


The Chiseler has been dormant for some time due to, it seems, cyber-terrorism! But it’s back now, and I have a short piece about Kit Williams’ puzzle-book, Masquerade.

A friend mentioned this book to me and it sounded intriguing and sort of familiar — maybe I was aware of it in my childhood, but forgot all about it. Eventually, curious, I bought a copy second-hand. It all seemed terribly familiar — but I had no specific memory of ever having read it or seen it. My first ever case of literary deja vu.

There’s a very nice BBC documentary about Williams ~

And another, from nearer the time of the book ~

Honeyed Gravel

Posted in FILM with tags , on May 10, 2016 by dcairns


As it must to all men, the urge to write about Judy Holliday came over me.

So I did.

At The Chiseler.

Here’s mud in your eye

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on April 5, 2016 by dcairns


My programme notes from the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema’s screening of EARTH are now up at The Chiseler, and can be read by clicking on this word: THINGY.