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Monthly Archive for December, 2007

Bob & Cate

Suppose you go to the pictures and Jude Law (pictured right), playing someone called Frank, says “I’ll be back” and he goes out then later on someone comes in and Kate Winslet says “Hi Frank” and he says “Hi” but it’s not Jude Law it’s Kevin Spacey. That’s a bit confusing. Then suppose it isn’t […]

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The Jingling

Strength Weekly wishes all its readers the warmest and most relaxing Christmas that their personal belief systems will accommodate. Two items must be shared at this special time: the first has given sublime pleasure to many throughout 2007 while the second has coarser charms.

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In The Road

‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy is the most scaring novel I’ve read in years. Although regarded by most critics as a ‘post-apocalyptic’ piece – there are brief hints that bombs have gone off – it’s hard not to see this particular apocalypse as an effect of global warming rather than nuclear holocaust. The landscape through […]

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I, Healer

It’s that time of year when I write two plays in four days and rehearse each one for eight hours. This is the annual performance project at Wimbledon College of Art, where I teach, from time to time, in the Theatre School, which delivers one of the most respected theatre and screen design courses in […]

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Bummer

Climate change deniers are like those kids back in the playground who were obedient, conventional yet routinely and obstinately confused provocation with being like their Dad. They disapproved of the various models of rebellion displayed by other kids, such as the hard case, the early smoker, the incipient gay or bohemian and, as they neared […]

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But, anyhow

Barbara Campbell is an Australian artist who has been running the 1001 Nights Cast for, at the time of writing, 898 days. Barbara invites writers to accept an emailed ‘prompt’ in the form of a phrase taken from a news story published on the day of writing. The news story is usually about the situation […]

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This YouTube film, foregrounded courtesy of Things Magazine, features a slightly overlong tour of the World’s Largest Driving Simulator, built by Toyota. Like the little sweet cake that precipitated seven volumes of Proustian reminiscence, this promotional item provokes memories of the early days of cyberspace when, post-Neuromancer, the technophilic glossy magazine Mondo 2000 slid perfect-bound […]

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