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Something to say about Frances Ha


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I’m operating at the moment on the principle that it is better to write nothing than to fill up blog feeds and the interwebs with uninspired posts. Cath has written a very eloquent and poetic post on Wintering, and I could just say touché to that. We were talking about this phenomenon and as it applied

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Mary meets Mohammad


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I meant to put this on the end of that previous post, and I just forgot. I watched the trailer of the film Mary Meets Mohammad a few weeks ago, and it was confirmed last night that it is a good documentary (I’ve just not yet worked out where I can see the whole film

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An evening of discussion about refugees


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It was my birthday yesterday. I find birthdays to be a kind of dilemma actually. It’s one of the realities of being single (if I may say so without sounding like I have taken out a violin) that there isn’t someone whose role, or choice, or pleasure, or whatever else, it is to “spoil” you

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A little weekend video on the effect of mob mentality


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This is one of the better videos I have taken the time to watch on Facebook. Underneath it was a little spiel on “mob mentality”, which I have posted below (though I’m not in on the ‘deterministic non-linear system’). Bravo to the young men who ran in and triggered this particular herd action. They simply

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