A Funny Old World…

We’re sometimes rather surprisingly accused of lacking a certain sense of humour or a sense of humour at all. In fact we’ve often been accused of being miserable b*****ds, Now admittedly the Abridged does  have … Read More

The Tides of Time…

In the midst of an essay based upon an Anthrax outbreak from Compound 19, a military chemical factory in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, now known as Ekaterinburg in 1979. Officially the explanation was that … Read More

Muddy Waters…

Interestingly enough as part of the Abridged 0 – 2: Damaged Collateral project (which also consisted of a magazine and exhibition) we produced a stage performance of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds. Appropriately at … Read More

When the Wind Blows…

It’s funny reading past Abridged editorials and realising they were essentially about how human frailties and desires/ambitions will ultimately undermine any political/religious philosophy. Paradise could appear tomorrow and within 20 minutes the rot would start … Read More

NEVER BELIEVE

“Nothing in this article is anti-media, but I’ve used this headline a thousand times,” he says. “Violence and chaos and aggressive wording is what people are attracted to.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/for-the-new-yellow-journalists-opportunity-comes-in-clicks-and bucks/2016/11/20/d58d036c-adbf-11e6-8b45-f8e493f06fcd_story.html?utm_term=.485f301febce) ‘You’ll NEVER BELIEVE what happened … Read More

Possession…

Today saw the passing of William Peter Blatty best known as the author of the Exorcist. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the book and the film came to define an era – The … Read More

And Our Star Is Wormwood.

If there is in fact, a heaven and a hell, all we know for sure is that hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix — a clean well lighted place full of sunshine … Read More

Walk in Silence…

Silence is a strange thing, a gooey, sticky substance that sours the longer you keep it inside your mouth, like a gum gone rotten without your being aware. And it carries a contagion: strangely, silence … Read More

Self-Espresso…

‘If you go into the woods at night, by yourself, it’s frightening, isn’t it? You get scared by the slightest noise, the slightest snap of a twig. If you go into the woods with your … Read More