From the daily archives:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cine-East Film Club Presents #45: 1980, The Long Good Friday (John MacKenzie)

May 6, 2014

Harold: “Alan found him dying. He’d been nailed to the floor. Jeff: When was this, then? Harold: Well, it must’ve been just after you saw him and just before Alan saw him. Otherwise, you’d have noticed, wouldn’t you? I mean, a geezer nailed to the floor. A man of your education would definitely have spotted […]

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#893: 2013, Courtney Barnett, History Eraser

May 6, 2014

I’m a little bit behind the curve with this, but my best musical discovery of the year so far is Australian singer song writer, Courtney Barnett.   She has only released a couple of EPs so far, one in 2012 and one last year, both to critical acclaim (her song Avant Gardener was named track of […]

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Allthatsleft Book Club #10 – Alone In Berlin by Hans Fallada

May 6, 2014

This is a book that every should read. In fact it should be compulsory – such is the lesson that resonates within its pages: a lesson about totalitarianism, and the breakdown of social, judicial and moral norms under fascism. It is brilliant. Hans Fallada, real name Rudolf Ditzen was a drunk a drug addict a […]

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Local Election Briefing – Trafford

May 6, 2014

We are just over a fortnight way from the 2014 local elections: a third of councillors for some authorities and all-out elections in London. There are also elections for every seat for the shadow bodies for the new Northern Ireland district councils that come in to existence next year, when the current 26 will be […]

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