Fictional Interlude: Bad News

The eternal Venus…is one of the seductive forms of the Devil.   –  Charles Baudelaire “It’s settled then; Xoblah will tell Her.” “No, it is not settled!  Why does it always have to be me who brings Her bad news?  She’s started to call me ‘Petrel’ because She says my arrival always presages a storm.” “But,

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Events: Charity Christmas Chuckle

The Charity Chuckle Christmas Cracker is a night of comedy guaranteed to have you slapping your thighs and dabbing at your mascara. Taking place from 7pm on 4th December at Komedia, Brighton, expect fantastic comedians, dancing in the aisles (optional) and a fully-stocked bar (until we get there, of course). Helen Arney (Festival of the

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Event Reviews: Penny Arcade – Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!

Now 61, performance artist Penny Arcade is one of life’s true originals. Growing up in New York in the 60s within the city’s community of queers and trannies, Penny became an uber faghag and outspoken commentator on sexuality and censorship. She was best mates with Quentin Crisp, supported her friends through the horrors of the

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