Reading time 7 minutes

I am the last living person using Grooveshark, and don’t think that I don’t get shit for that. I’m too cheap for Spotify, and it’s confusing, and I hate it. I’m glad I do though, because if I didn’t, I might never have discovered Tiny Stills or its frontwoman, Kailynn West.  Read more…

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Reading time 6 minutes

“They keep coming up with new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone’s genuinely exceptional…”

-       Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles (2004). Read more…

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Reading time 5 minutes

You may not completely remember the More to Life video by Stacie Orrico, but let me assure you, I am never more than two word associations away from thinking about it. The narrative is the kind of loose, idealistic one typical to noughties music video-making, in which our hero (Stacie) embodies a variety of characters, all of whom attractive, all of whom believe that there is More to Life. Read more…

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Reading time 8 minutes

It only takes one little sensory trigger to bring back everything. All it takes is the opening bars of Jenny From The Block (“children growin’, women producin’, men go workin’ some do stealin“) and it’s 2001 again. I play The Sims all day, and my mum is buying a very specific brand of own-label Iced Tea that I have never been able to find since.

Likewise, the only thing I’ll need to bring 2014 in its entirety is the opening bars of Serial, the sound of Bret Easton Ellis grumpily promoting a shaving supplies company or the ghost of Ingrid Bergman’s wistful “da-da-da-de-dada”. 2014 was the year I discovered podcasts, and the one that crawled under my skin like no other, the one that has become my private obsession, is Karina Longworth’s You Must Remember ThisRead more…

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Reading time 4 minutes

Hey hey hey

Just out of the screener for Dark City Lights. loved it. very paul thomas anderson!!!!!

one question however: concerned that audience might not understand true dark underbelly of LA? what do you think. can we fix this in post. Read more…

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Reading time 6 minutes

I am not very good at earning or keeping money. I mean, I may not be that bad at keeping money for all I know – I never earn enough that keeping it is a question.Over the years, whenever I discovered myself in desperate need, the only solution my brain would present me with was “ooh, I know, write a book.” Read more…

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Reading time 9 minutes

This year will naturally have meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but given that the demographic of Work in Prowess varies by about 2 years between readers, I’m going to assume that we all had exactly the same kind of year. We wrote, we loved, we lost, we wrote, we got jobs with the word “content” in the title, we fell in love again. Janina published a book. Flo lived in Scotland. Lars Tharp was imprisoned for the murder of Hae Min Lee.  And this website chugged along, laying an egg only every so often. Because it’s fun to hear people’s own retrospectives, particularly of their own work, I asked our most popular writers to talk about our ten most popular pieces.  Read more…

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Reading time 5 minutes

You might think that, if you were me, you wouldn’t have my problems: but you would. You might think that, if you were one of the smartest, if not the smartest man in the early to mid-twentieth century, you would make brain-hay while the sun shines. You would use your nimble mind to do what was asked of you, without question, and you wouldn’t get yourself into all the trouble that I seem to. You wouldn’t, because you couldn’t. I am a Very Smart Man, and I have One Other Problem.  Read more…

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