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Everyone knows everything in London

Metropolitan ennui obviously has an upside. Alex Renton, formerly arts editor, features editor and chief feature writer for the London Evening Standard (you don’t get more metro than that) tells me that he doesn’t know “what to think about anything anymore.” Alex now works for Oxfam in southeast Asia, a morally invigorating job. But being ripped from the womb of cultural London seems to have had some disquieting side effects. What do you think about crisis at the ICA, Monsters Inc, or Philip Pullman’s Whitbread triumph, if you don’t know what “everyone is saying,” or-indeed-if…

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