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Friday 13 January 2012
Culture

The Ladder: Notebook Armageddon – The end of the world (of reason)

Jessica Hannah
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Armageddon kicked off with intentions, recycled promises from magazines, friends or inspirational quotes, dredged up on creativity breaks, iTunes open and credit card ready. I intended to contribute online over the break, assuming the quiet life restricted my activities to a kind of socialised hermitage, emerging every so often bleary eyed and nerdy. Prior my…
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Saturday 24 December 2011
Culture Featured

jingle bell rock: six steps to yuletide insanity

Jessica Hannah
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On the first day of Christmas, Sydney city gave to me…an exorbitant parking fee I’ve never owned a car. Okay, that’s not entirely correct. It was bottle green with red interior, a 1980’s throw-back to Suzuki’s hey day, nudge bar and manual locking inclusive. I neglected Cornelius (another reason I shouldn’t have children, my penchant…
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Culture

the ladder: shop-girl overture

Jessica Hannah
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I’m uncertain. How to introduce myself? One usually extends a hand or smiles shyly, measuring tone and temper, testing the deep end before taking a running dive. A keyboard sequesters my hands, lyrics roll from my lips (Adelaide – Old 97’s) and I prefer the pool steps to avoid upper-wardrobe malfunction. I’m settling, instead, for…
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