Tina Jackson

Tina Jackson

Tina Jackson is a Leeds-based writer and journalist with a parallel existence as a dancer and variety performer.


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Why I ❤️ Freaks

Tod Browning’s 1932 Hollywood horror Freaks was deemed so disturbing that it was banned in the UK for 30 years. Tina Jackson doesn’t find it scary at all.
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Rated or dated: Rain Dogs

It’s 30 years since Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs was released. Tina Jackson revisits the carny barker from hell’s album of gutter tales to see if it’s still the best kind of drunk and disorderly.
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Why I ❤️ Stevie Nicks

A ticket to see Fleetwood Mac is one of the hottest properties of the summer social calendar, and Stevie Nicks is boho pin-up queen of the moment. Here’s why Tina Jackson loves her.
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Mothers of Monsters: Women and Gothic Fiction

As a new exhibition devoted to all things goth opens at the British Library, Tina Jackson shines a light on the women writers that shaped the shadowy subculture.
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Short story: Hooping the Girl

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Standard Issue is running a short story each day. Grab a cuppa and fall in love with Tina Jackson’s circus-set tale of hard knocks and wonder.
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The Taming of the Wild

Helen Macdonald’s memoir H is For Hawk has already bagged 2014’s Samuel Johnson Prize. Tina Jackson explains why this book is a keen contender for this month’s Costa Book of the Year Award.