Django Wylie
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Django Wylie is a London based writer and editor at TwentySomething Press, an online literary magazine and micropress that publishes and promotes the work of writers aged 20 - 29. His poetry has appeared in the Guardian Books Blog, has been anthologised by Antlers Press, and is available for free in bookmark form at a number of London libraries and independent bookshops.

A graduate of King’s College, London and UC Berkeley, Django spends his time wandering around in search of "meal deals" and singing Grimes on the tube in a tortured falsetto.

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Our Modern Remembrance Is All About Forgetting

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Remembrance Sunday is fast approaching, and, encouraged by the ubiquitous fluorescence of the nation's lapels, I duly donated my money and bought a poppy today. This year, however, there's an addition to the increasingly commercialised national ritual - namely The Call, a charity single by The Poppy Girls....

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Rethinking the White Van Man

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 6:28 PM

Around a year ago, I had occasion to work with three other men on some construction projects for film sets. The work was scattered around a number of venues across London, and each job required various specialised tools. A large part of our time, then, ended up being spent driving...

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The Hidden Cost of Tablet Computers

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2013 | 7:27 PM

From the frail, jaded commuter casting his sunken eyes over a Kindle Fire on the tube, to the sticky-fingered toddler distractedly palming an iPad in the corner of a suburban cafe, everyone these days has a tablet. Increasingly, consumers have been voting with their wallets and selecting the shiny and...

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Some Thoughts on The Voice and TV Talent Shows

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2013 | 8:05 PM

The credits have just rolled on the opening episode of the latest series of The Voice, and I've already forgotten what happened. My only real enduring memory is feeling a sense of surprise and fascination with this tired format's Lazarus-like refusal to die and stay dead. It is twelve years...

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The Meaning of Like

(6) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM

A 'like' on Facebook or Instagram can make or break a witty status update or a particularly arty and well-angled shot of your quinoa entree. 'Liking' is now the dominant manifestation of social approval; that little heart or 'thumbs up' is now the arbiter of acceptance, of relevancy. As

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Requiem for a Scene: I Miss Landfill Indie

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 12:24 PM

Decades from now, our descendants will look back at us with envy. Much like we look at the quaint village green war memorial, the overgrown cricket pitch, the abandoned Our Price, and dream of a simpler, more naive time, our children will look back at 2006 - 2009 with wonder,...

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The Truth About the Illuminati and the Record Industry

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2012 | 9:53 AM

I have A LOT of spare time. Pretty much all the hours of the day outside the half I spend on jobs.guardian.co.uk are spare. That's quite a bit of time to fill, especially given that Countdown is only on for what, like 35 minutes? This usually means that like a...

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Only Connect: Is Internet Addiction a Real Problem?

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 5:29 PM

If this isn't the first and only thing you're going to read on the internet today, then you have a serious mental disorder. From May next year, 'internet-use disorder' is set to be included in the DSM-IV, swelling the ranks of the certified insane with bored office workers,...

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Why the Internet and Ebooks Are Changing Publishing and Writing for the Better

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 8:00 PM

The internet ruined everything. It ruined music, it ruined actual human relationships, it ruined the postal service, and now it has ruined the publishing industry. Literature is going to hell in an Amazon shopping cart because people don't like physical media any more, and great works of art are going...

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