From the daily archives:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 45: Hero – Bill de Blasio

November 11, 2013

This week, our award for the greatest hero of the last seven days goes to New York’s mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio I wrote last week about the result of the Virginia governorship election, one of  number of US local elections held on Tuesday. Our hero award goes to another of the victors on that day, […]

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Should we condemn or condone ‘Marine A’?

November 11, 2013

Marine ‘A’ to give him his courtroom moniker has been convicted by a military court of murder. The case against him was that he pulled a Taliban combatant from the battlefield and shot him in the stomach, knowing full well that he was (a) still alive, (b) unarmed and not offering any threat. As soon […]

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#795: 1991, Richard Thompson, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

November 11, 2013

By Guest Blogger Mike ‘Smooth’ Killingworth. First of all, many many thanks to Ray and the rest of the gang for offering me the chance to make a guest appearance on STPL. I started to get into what I think of as “off-beat” music (the industry calls it folk, Americana and so forth) in the […]

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What On Earth Is Going on With John Major?

November 11, 2013

A couple of weeks back we here at Allthatsleft found ourselves in the surprising position of awarding our Hero of the Week Award to former Conservative Prime Minister, John Major. That Award was for his intervention on energy prices, in which he pointed out that for some people the choice was now between ‘heating and […]

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The Album Collection #20: 1975, Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

November 11, 2013

Recently we published our list of the All That’s Left top 20 albums in response to the NME top 500 album list and my esteemed colleague Captain George East has since written about his favourite album of all time, and the overall winner of our greatest album – The Clash, London Calling. I think this […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #30: 1957, Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)

November 11, 2013

General Paul Mireau: ‘If those little sweethearts won’t face German bullets they will face French ones’ As I finalise this post Remembrance Sunday has just become Armistice Day.  As Ray North wrote yesterday in his piece on Remembrance Sunday, it is a day which gives rise to mixed emotions.  On the one hand there is […]

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#794: 2012, Kristina Train, Dark Black

November 11, 2013

I love it when I accidentally stumble across a wonderful new song. An example of this occurred last year when I was half-cut after a party and half heartedly watching Later with Jools Holland. As I was about to start dozing on the sofa, a singer by the name of Kristina Train started singing a […]

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