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J.G. Ballard, High-Rise and Brutalist architecture as instant dystopias

In the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of articles and posts about J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel High-Rise, inspired by Ben Wheatley’s film adaptation, starring Tom Hiddleston, which opens in the UK this week, following a sort of … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nice to see that Ruth Negga who played Curtis’ doomed girlfriend Nicki in Misfits is not just still dealing with superpowers but has even been promoted to super-villainess in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Actually, I’m wondering if she is supposed to … Continue reading

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May Day Links with Bonus Cover

Today was May Day a.k.a. Labour Day, which is a public holiday practically everywhere except for the US. We took the opportunity for a day trip to Celle, a town some 120 kilometers southeast of Bremen. So expect photos of … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Playboy Hero

I’m still at my parents’. This afternoon, we went to visit my aunt at the care home where she lives. She had lots of other visitors during the holidays, so we figured we’d visit her sometime between Christmas and New … Continue reading

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Misfits Series 3, Episode 4

So far I’ve enjoyed every episode of Misfits, some more than others. This is really the first episode I didn’t like. In fact, I held off watching it for several days, because the “Next time” trailer at the end of … Continue reading

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Misfits Series 3, Episode 3

After a decent season premiere and a lovely character piece last week, episode 3 is another character driven story. And this time around, the focus is on Simon and his strange destiny, which formed the background arc of series 2. … Continue reading

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Misfits Series 3, Episode 2

After the excursion to Las Vegas in the season 3 prequel and last week’s introduction of new character Rudy, Misfits is back in more familiar waters with a lovely character-driven story for episode 2. Even better, this episode focuses on … Continue reading

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Misfits Season 3: Episode 1 and Vegas Baby

Misfits, my favourite TV show of recent times, is back for its third season. For those who haven’t encountered this wonderful show yet, Misfits is about a bunch of juvenile delinquents from a London council estate (Thamesmead, where part of … Continue reading

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Riots Redux

A few days ago, I was at my parents, when there was a belated report on the British riots on TV (belated, because the program in question was on summer hiatus during the riots and now had to reassert its … Continue reading

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The British riots and their reflection in contemporary British pop culture

Slate has an article on the British riots (well, English, since there was no rioting in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), with a headline claiming that British writers and filmmakers had foreseen the social gap that would eventually break open … Continue reading

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