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Embrace of the Serpent

A cultural apocalypse looms as foreign influences pervade, corrupt and assault the native way of life. How does an indigenous people respond? No, I am not talking about the gross hyperbole of neo-nationalist nonsense currently sweeping the United Kingdom. This ...

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Spotlight: They knew and they let it happen

Spotlight is another of the major awards contenders this year, having won acclamation from critic organisations and festivals around the globe. It is one of the more conventional outings in the already formally conservative Best Picture category, but I am ...

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Theatre review: The Crucible at the Old Vic

Hysteria, false accusations, religious zealots, revenge, adultery, and murder. What more could you ask for in a play? The Crucible is intense and somewhat terrifying. As you watch the hysteria take hold in Salem, you wonder how these people could ...

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Bill Hicks: Life’s just a ride…

Bill Hicks

Stand-up comedy. It’s not something I was ever into – I don’t think staying up late to watch a segment of William Shatner appearing on the Melbourne comedy festival really counts. It’s Bill Shatner. I knew about stand-ups. I’ve seen ...

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