Dr Sophie Duncan is Fellow in English at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She works regularly as a historical advisor and as a dramaturg for theatre, TV, radio and film. She likes theatre, detective fiction and cocktails.
Seventh-graders from the Ron Clark Academy* are the cutest, most exciting thing on the internet today. I have no idea what they’re performing at, but their rendition of Obama vs McCain has to remind you that the fact of democratic choice makes the elections something to celebrate even if (deep breath, stick to principles etc etc) the Republicans get back in. Oh god, just writing that depressed me. But these kids are awesome and you should go check them out. They sing and dance and talk about politics.
*where all the staff seem to be unfeasibly cool and/or attractive in a very shiny, all-American way. I don’t know either. MATTHEW PERRY is on the Advisory Board. *sulks* I want to go to the Ron Clark Academy.