From the daily archives:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cine-East Film Club Presents #41: 1945, Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini)

March 23, 2014

Major Bergman:  ‘It would mean an Italian is worth as much as a German.  It would mean that there was no difference between a slave race and a master race.  It would mean that there was no reason for this war.’ Rome, Open City is a film often referred to in film histories as a […]

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Week 12: Prat – Grant Shapps

March 23, 2014

This week, our regular award for the biggest prat of the last seven days goes to Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps “MICKEY GREEN, NUMBER FIFTEEN!” Unlike, I suspect, most of the Cabinet, I learned about bingo at my grandma’s knee. She taught my brother and I the rules and the calls. I remember being disappointed […]

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#869: 1923, Ma Rainey, Bo Weavil Blues

March 23, 2014

I was toying with breaking the 2014 duck with my song choice today – quite incredibly we are almost at the end of March without a single song so far from this year. However, in the end I have gone to the other end of musical history, with this classic of the early blues and […]

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Week 12: Villain – George Osborne

March 23, 2014

This Week’s Villain of the Week (and sometimes it feels like every week’s Villain of the Week) is the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne Last week was budget week and it ends with the Chancellor triumphant.  The polls have narrowed to a 1 point Labour lead that may have disappeared completely within a few […]

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Week 12: Hero – Marc Kamionkowski, Bruce Partridge et al Theoretical Physicists)

March 23, 2014

This week’s winners of the Hero of the Week award are the team of physicists responsible for discovering the radiation waves that were emitted a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. At least I think that’s what they’ve discovered. When I nominated these boys for this week’s Hero award, I have to say […]

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