It’s that time of year again. Who should be on the Man Booker prize longlist?

From Shannon Burns’ compassionate (but ultimately wrongheaded) defence of the “bad, white working class”: “The willingness to expose your wounds is another sign of privilege. Those for whom injury has a use-value will display their injuries; those for whom woundedness is a survival risk, won’t. As a consequence, middle-class grievances now drown out lower class pain. […] Those who cannot afford to see themselves as disadvantaged are instinctively repulsed by those who harp on about disadvantage.”

On the excellence of TV opening titles.

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