Good stuff

Highlights from the Thoughtcat archives

Please note: the site content is currently not being transferred from, and until this migration is complete some of the following links will open in that site (in the same window).

Leonard Cohen and me

Videos, concert reviews, TV interview transcripts, and the world’s only known Leonard Cohen Name Generator.

A tour of France (and its laundrettes)

Photo-diary of two-week 2003 Interail trip from Paris to Lyon via La Rochelle, Collioure, Dune de Pyla, Arles and more. Includes what has become the top Google image search result for ‘Bordeaux street art’

Exclusive Charles Webb interview

Thoughtcat talks to the author of The Graduate and, more recently, Home School

Your host interviewed in The Independent

Thoughtcat interviewed for Talk of the Town magazine about the 2004 Slickman A4 Quotation Event celebrating Russell Hoban’s words (links to SA4QE site, opens in new window)

How I paid my way through college

Abortive attempt at memoir of old jobs reveals that flipping burgers was no job for a sensitive poet

Retro book dustcover collection

How books used to look… artwork and blurbs from postwar Book Club editions of popular fiction

The Four-Noun Autobiography Title Game

If you only had four nouns to describe the most important things in your life, what would they be?

My life in links

A 2003 journey through favourite sites on artists, writers, musicians, bands and other people and phenomena that made me the cat I am today. Includes a mirror of Private Eye‘s old ‘chaotically unsorted links page’


50,000 words of blog entries from the early days of Thoughtcat. Includes: