Citing to the converted
I'm grateful to Snowball, the proprietor of the Adventures in Historical Materialism blog, for crowning me 'Histomat Socialist History Blogger of the Year' at his end of year awards ceremony.
Snowball has a vested interest in wading through my PhD drafts, because he's writing his own thesis on CLR James, the Jamaican Marxist historian and cricket nut who crossed paths and ideas with EP Thompson in the 1960s and '70s. (I was about to call CLR James 'the black EP Thompson', but perhaps I ought to call Thompson 'the white CLR James'? James was older, after all, wasn't he? I remember James' fellow West Indian Tony Cozier complaining that George Headley was always called 'the black Bradman', when Bradman could as easily be dubbed 'the white Headley'...)
There's also been a bit of action on the Titus Books website, where Skyler and Bill Direen have been tinkering. Bill has put the second issue of his journal Percutio online in Pdf format, which means you can read me discoursing on Te Kooti, Che Guevara, and the art of poetry after a few beers last July (I was supposed to be interviewing Bill, not the other way round, but he kept asking me questions, and later that night he sneaked into my study and stole the tape out of my dictaphone). I also came across this beauty on the updated Titus site: