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Unseen Rolling Stones photos found at a flea market

Musician Lauren White found these snapshots taken during The Rolling Stones 1965 US Tour in a fleamarket in California. After some research she realised that they had never been seen before and certainly had never been published. The photographer still hasn't been identified. Even for a band that is eternally youthful they look incredibly young - most are in their early 20s. The pictures have that 'before t ...

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Sylvia Plath and Victoria Wood: on rotting figs and reincarnation

Women are often smug about being able to multi task but maybe a facet of the ability to be in more than one place in your head at the same time is the sense that we could and should always be doing more, an awareness that there are others lives we could live. Below, Sylvia Plath and Victoria Wood both capture the angst perfectly: Plath beating herself up about it, Wood raging with wit at an imperfect system ...

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Artists open their studios in the East Neuk of Fife this weekend

These spiky bowls are by Vanessa Bullick, a Cellardyke potter, and one of over 30 artists that will be opening their studios in the East Neuk of Fife for the last two weekends in November. Kate Laundon (woodcuts below) is also featured. You'll be able to the meet the artists and see studios in various towns and villages including Pittenweem, Crail, Largo and St Monans. For more details see East Neuk Open St ...

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Johnny Cash’s To Do List

If only all to-do lists looked like this one from Johnny Cash. Featured in Lists of Note by Shaun Usher who has just published a book inspired by his popular blog, Letters of Note. Image courtesy of Julien's Auctions.   ...

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Lest we forget: the women poets of the first world war

There is a strong but neglected tradition of women's poetry written in response to the events of the First World War. Many of these poems are the products of direct experience of making weapons, nursing the wounded, the loss of brothers, sons, or lovers in the trenches as well as by women involved in the war effort at home. The range of this poetry is wide. It is often experimental and in advance of the mal ...

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Silver screen sushi & steak pie at Guy’s Restaurant, Glasgow

There's something of the Paris bistro about Guy's in Glasgow's merchant city. The decor, with its white wood panelling, wall hung china plates and modern art may be eclectic but it's a welcome change from the many interior-designed eateries in the city. It's also an interesting lesson in how important the shape of the location is to a restaurant's atmosphere; the 'busy neighbourhood bistro' feel is largely ...

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Avocado Sweet designer writes book! Introducing Craig Smith’s first novel

We are most excited that a member of the Avocado Sweet team, web designer Craig Smith, has only gone and written a book. His debut novel The Mile has just been published by Pilrig Press and has already attracted five star reviews on Amazon. It takes a fresh look at the Scottish independence debate through the eyes of a group of friends on a pub crawl up Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The cover features the the wor ...

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Terrible real estate photographs: bad photos, brilliant blog

Genius captioning makes Terrible Real Estate Photographs the funniest thing on the internet right now - enjoy. It’s the level of commitment shown here that sets this particular accidental selfie apart from the rest. He even got dressed up for the occasion. Drinking with my beg-your-pardon? Avoid using photographs which suggest that the photographer was slowly and quietly circling the house looking for an un ...

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