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Alexander Walters

Ex-hack, vassal to news industry, sometime feature-writer for BBC News, Vice and others

Alexander Walters is a freelance journalist who has contributed to The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times. His other job is in digital product development at the Financial Times, ironically the only national broadsheet for which he has never written.

Artisanal Hipster Cocaine

CUSTOMER: Fantastic. So I'll take two grams of the Finca del Jabanero, a gram of the Fazenda do Lacano and a gram of the Old Musty Grenson. Do you have anything for the morning after?PROPRIETOR: Oh, no, you'll still feel worthless, ashamed and promise yourself you'll never do it again. See you next week.
03/11/2014 16:56 GMT

Why You Should Never Keep Drunken Promises

We make the most foolish promises to ourselves when we're drunk. The process usually starts on a school night drinking session, somewhere between the second pint and the third, at the moment when you decide that you're definitely not just "having a couple".
13/09/2012 12:25 BST

Why Ugly People Shouldn't Bother With Fashion

It's a Saturday afternoon and, having told me that my wardrobe is a little "tired", my girlfriend decides to take me shopping in Shoreditch. We go to a store called A.P.C. It's French, which is apparently justification for charging £75 for a t-shirt. 
24/08/2012 12:16 BST