The Cut Season 3 Episode 17

Two four-day weeks in a row and we blink and it’s the weekend again. The season of bank holidays is upon us, and we get to breathe a bit before summer rolls in on us. There are five tomato plants in the office, all reaching and stretching towards the sunlight, unfurling pale yellow flowers in delight as the days lengthen. There’s a lot of crap out there. We believe in focussing on the small things which bring a little joy to life. It would be hugely presumptuous of us to assume our weekly emissions could be factored into your list of small joyful things, but hey, we’re here regardless.

This week—time loops, frog porridge and the scariest episode of Space: 1999. If you’re gonna go niche, go hardcore niche.

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 16

Happy Eggmas! Googoogachoob as the Beatles traditionally wassail at this most merry time of sacrifice and rebirth. We hope you are enjoying the equinox vibes and trust Bunny Jesus laid lots of delicious chocolate nuggets under your trees. As the blossom sprouts and our tomato plants stretch towards the sky, we hope we can give your long weekend some linktastic moments.

This week: Nicolas Cage, some great food writing and all the science fiction you can handle!

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 15

As Covid rates spike, the inevitable hit to the workplace is cracking knuckles across the UK. Sadly, The Cut is not immune to the events of the outside world, and The Situation has finally made itself apparent in the office. Most of the Cut Crew are off, isolating and dealing with the brain-fog and exhaustion which seem to be the signature moves of this iteration of the virus. However, we carry on. Our plans for the weekend may be in tatters, but our obligation to The Readership is the fuel which will keep us going.

Despite everything, now is the time. Here is the place. This is The Cut.

(Featured pic created by IA image-generator WomboDream, using the keyword Covid).

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 14

This time last week we had a staff day out to the seaside and ate a chippy lunch on the pier at Bognor Regis in our shirtsleeves. Now we’re wrapped up in thermal underwear, watching the snow fall.

The weather may not be predictable, but at least you can count on your pals at The Cut for something juicy to snuggle up to in front of a blazing fire (as no-one can afford to run the central heating any more).

This week–putting bad mojo on Hitler, the unexpected beauty of slime moulds and what to do if you’re trapped in a cabin with Lord Byron.

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 13

The plan to lose readers last week worked well. A little too well. Boy howdy. If we could reverse-engineer the slide in views and fire up a mirror version we’d be in clover for sure. Hey ho, be careful what you wish for. Hope we didn’t honk you all off too much, Readership.

This week: more of the usual. Comics heavy. We may be about to shed another tranche of casual readers. ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE.

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 11

This issue of The Cut is dedicated to Glen Dinning and the good people behind Blue Collar Corner, which opens in Reading today. It’s a street food and open-air bar venue which has grown from a single event to one of Dingtown’s most exciting ventures. Gods know, we need something to celebrate. Best of luck, folks! We’ll be down to see you soon.

Meanwhile, this week’s roster includes the lies of Robert Pattinson, long songs and the smallest coffee shop in London.

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 9

Ok, look, we know it’s a shitstorm out there. We offer no commentary apart from the obvious position: we stand with Ukraine. Otherwise, we’ll do what we always do—try to offer a quiet, silly place for a bit of a breather from, you know, *gestures at everything* this. Hope we can help.

This week—Lego birds, dive bars and DJ booths.

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The Cut Season 3 Episode 8

Lots to talk about this week, so let’s crack on with it. In lieu of the usual strained folderol, here’s a quote, the meaning of which will become clearer as this week’s episode unfurls.

“Excellence in the great things is built upon excellence in the small.”

John Updike

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