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Miranda Sawyer
Hello world! Welcome to my website. It's full of stuff. Take a look! Have a nosey! Like those little bowls where you keep single batteries and pencil sharpeners and small bits of broken plastic, there's tat and useful bits all mixed up together. Enjoy
 
 
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Children and Computers: State of Play

Children and Computers: State of Play

Friday 7th Sep 2012
A piece about young kids and gaming. It's not all about Moshi Monsters, by the way, though the film makes it seem as though it is
Graham Coxon: It's Not 1975, It's A Confusing World

Graham Coxon: It's Not 1975, It's A Confusing World

Friday 3rd Aug 2012
I've had a very Blur six months: this interview with Grrr, Indie's Mr Specs On Legs, about his new album A&E was the start
Happy Birthday 6Music!!

Happy Birthday 6Music!!

Sunday 29th Jan 2012
Actually, it's not 6's birthday until March. But let's start celebrating now...
Frieze Art Fair 2011 - review

Frieze Art Fair 2011 - review

Monday 7th Nov 2011
Whenever I write about contemporary art, the response is always vitriolic. I thought it was me. But it's not, it's the art. I think
Plan B: 'Listen to my music. I'll help you through.'

Plan B: 'Listen to my music. I'll help you through.'

Friday 7th Oct 2011
The ace Ben Drew. I had to cut out a lot of swearing from this piece
Patrick Wolf: Angel In Bondage

Patrick Wolf: Angel In Bondage

Monday 5th Mar 2012
Patrick Wolf is a naughty boy in feathers. And a proper artist, too
My Favourite Album: Blur - 13

My Favourite Album: Blur - 13

Monday 7th Nov 2011
This isn't always my favourite album, btw. But it's up often up there
Feist: Joy mixed with steel

Feist: Joy mixed with steel

Monday 10th Oct 2011
Feist is ridiculously lovely. But she is out there, too
Evan Davis: 'Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of'

Evan Davis: 'Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of'

Monday 9th May 2011
The delightful Mr Davis discusses economics, Today and going casual to the shops. More interesting than that sounds
Kate Middleton: The Housewife Choice

Kate Middleton: The Housewife Choice

Monday 2nd May 2011
From nation's darling to, erm, darning... what Kate has in store post-wedding
Why Women In Radio Are Starting To Talk Back

Why Women In Radio Are Starting To Talk Back

Monday 7th Nov 2011
I wrote this for the launch of Sound Women, the new group to promote women in audio. Check the stats and see why Sound Women is needed
Is the age of the critic over?

Is the age of the critic over?

Wednesday 27th Apr 2011
Critics reflect on how social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and myDigg, fit into the perennial debate on cultural elitism
What I See When I Look In The Mirror

What I See When I Look In The Mirror

Monday 10th Oct 2011
A 44 year old woman, is what I see. Red magazine wanted me to expand
Kate Nash: 'A Joan Jett worksheet would be great!'

Kate Nash: 'A Joan Jett worksheet would be great!'

Wednesday 27th Apr 2011
Singer-songwriter Kate Nash is setting up girls-only after-school rock music clubs to encourage young musicians
Mike Leigh: 'Creativity is a life-blood for people'

Mike Leigh: 'Creativity is a life-blood for people'

Wednesday 27th Apr 2011
The writer and director talks about the revival of his 1979 play Ecstasy, arts cuts and why he doesn't tweet
Just why did all those Tory boys fancy Margaret Thatcher?

Just why did all those Tory boys fancy Margaret Thatcher?

Wednesday 27th Apr 2011
It’s the expression that does it. Meryl Streep, a brilliant actress, has pinpointed Margaret Thatcher’s “mother knows best” look. The one she used with interviewers, ministers, royalty, Reagan.
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