The point of my re-vamping my blog was to re-inspire my interest in things cultural, basically. (And possibly to procrastinate in writing a hellish conference paper). A very apt poem by Dorothy Parker says
Travel, trouble, music, art,
A kiss, a frock, a rhyme –
I never said they feed my heart
But still they pass my time.
culture and anarchy is about the things that pass my time – and perhaps feed my heart a little too 🙂
Incidentally, I read somewhere recently (Frieda Hughes in the Times last week?) that no-one can say they don’t like poetry; it’s just that they haven’t found the right poem yet. That does sound a bit like the gut-wrenchingly vomit-inducing phrase “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet”, but I applaud the sentiment.