From the daily archives:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cine-East Film Club Presents #3: 1920, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Robert Wiene)

April 23, 2012

After a joyous Hollywood musical (Singin’ In The Rain) and an austere and harrowing Polish war film (Kanal), Cine-East presents its first silent film and its first horror film: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.  A film that is also, arguably, the first ever feature length art film. German cinema of the Weimar Period provided some of […]

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Looking for a new England

April 23, 2012

Today is St. George’s Day, until recently the least conspicuous of the United Kingdom’s four nations’ patron saints’ days. I spent much of Saturday at the local St George’s Day festival, enjoyed by all.  But it was a very different celebration to St George to that the far right would recognise: half of the people […]

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#450: 2008, Seth Lakeman, Race To Be King

April 23, 2012

So they called my bluff.  I really didn’t expect my Allthatsleft colleagues to go along with the Devon and Cornwall theme week on Songs to Learn and Sing and, as George noted, I was so sure that I hadn’t even begun to think about what my second song would be when I suggested it. When […]

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France: good start, but not all over yet

April 23, 2012

We now know that 6 May’s second round runoff for the French presidency will between Francois Hollande (aka Monsieur Normal/ Monsieur Flanby) and Nicholas Sarkozy.  For the first time in French presidential elections, the incumbent finished second in the first round, with Sarkozy half a million votes behind Hollande.  The only previous incumbent to lose, […]

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