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Stewart Lee on university funding and the arts - YouTube
And, re: my previous, this. The purpose of higher, further, *any* education, shouldn't be to learn a skill to be put to direct use; if anything, it should be the opposite of that - to luxuriate in a subject, just as the girl studying Norse Literature was, because we don't just learn facts. We learn ways of thinking, we learn more holistically, and a richer education benefits everyone: students, children, employers, peers. (As usual: I will defend my humanities degree to the hilt).
education  stewartlee  yeahthat 
february 2014 by infovore
A View from a Hill
Stewart Lee's dark, self-referential Christmas tale from this year, for the New Statesman.
stewartlee  fiction  christmas  wiltshire  from instapaper
january 2013 by infovore
Will Cameron's call for popular films mean more silent comedies? | Stewart Lee | Comment is free | The Observer
"...maybe David is party to a formula for popularity, despite the fact that no art of any real value, including all Hollywood films of the past 30 years, has ever been made by pursuing one. Good artists do what they believe in and don't merely court public approval. In these respects they are the opposite of politicians. Zing!"
stewartlee  film  policy  satire 
january 2012 by infovore

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