The Border Crossing

C J Thorpe-Tracey
Regular emails about the frayed edges of our culture by Chris Thorpe-Tracey
Created 03 May 2018
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  • 53: The book launch and the spider
    24 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re doing well and keeping safe. Here’s Border Crossing issue #53. A warm welcome — and thank you very much if you’re newly signed up. I wasn’t planning to write more about me — but t...
  • 52: Best of 2021 so far...
    29 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re doing well, vaxxed up to the eyes and feeling at least a little optimistic, even if that’s illogical. Here’s Border Crossing issue #52. Since we’re at the crunchy halfway point of...
  • 51: Three hours in the British Museum
    02 Jul 2021 • 11 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re doing well. Here’s Border Crossing issue #51. Thank you for reading this email, I appreciate you. If you’ve newly signed up, a warm welcome, thanks for hanging out. This time, I w...
  • 50: An art review in a small town
    22 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re doing okay. Welcome to Border Crossing issue #50. This time, a rubbish piece of art in a popular local gallery — and whether it’s okay to say so. gems 1 Matthew Bothwell’s fascina...
  • 49: Gems, FPL and glorious shoegaze
    05 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re doing well. Welcome to Border Crossing issue #49. I’m hugely grateful that you give this platform your time and support. Thank you. Slowly but surely, we’re getting there. No prop...
  • 48: Poop, population, climate, taboo
    12 May 2021 • 14 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re doing well. Welcome to Border Crossing issue #48. Thank you very much for being here and supporting my writing. This time, I think about the taboo around over-population in the co...
  • 47: A hundred white men, icebound and hungry
    14 Apr 2021 • 13 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re well. Welcome to Border Crossing issue #47. Thank you very much for supporting my writing. It’s been a while and I ought to have sent you something to fill it, even without a main...
  • 46: A brief history of the sound of your room
    22 Mar 2021 • 12 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re really well. Welcome to Border Crossing issue #46. Thank you for your company and your support, it is hugely appreciated. This time, I get confused, thinking about the cultural er...
  • 45: Remembering the words
    28 Feb 2021 • 13 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re well. Welcome to Border Crossing #45. Hopefully, as spring leans in, this finds you with some optimism, amidst the nonsense. This time, I’ve waffled about the form and functions o...
  • Short excerpt of my 'annotated lyrics' collection
    13 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello, I hope you’re well and keeping warm through the cold snap. This is an extra Border Crossing for subscribers only, so if you’re reading this, thank you very much indeed for being a part of this ...
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