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Snowpiercer (Film)

I’m not a film reviewer so I’m not even going to trying saying anything substantive about this. Instead I’ll just say – watch it. It’s a cracking film directed by Bong Joon-ho with elements of Brazil, Children of Men and…

My Trip to America

I’ve been back from the the US for a few days now so had time to run through some thoughts I’ve had on the place. This was, I think, my fourth time over in the states. Over the years I’ve…

Dead Experts Society

Interesting recently to see a revival in the ‘lost experts’ spiel in British politics. People lamenting the fact that experts are no longer respected/listened to in the political and social discourse. Which is bollocks, from what I can see. Not…

LaikaRevolution.com

While the writing piles up in a dark corner (one novel, one novella – both good to go sooner or later) I’ve been getting distracted by other, shiny objects. T-shirts especially as I’ve started releasing some of my own, original,…

Breaking the Silence

Two Tone the Cat - Post Apocalyptic Bastard
Been a while since I posted anything up here. Been a while since I wrote anything in fact, anything worth sharing at any rate. Just over a year ago now I was in Nepal finishing up a novel. A novel…

Two Sides of Journalism

Journalism
Journalism at the moment seems to be, in some quarters, at the height of its nihilistic pessimism. Social Media, routinely derided as a den of fake news, propaganda and echo chamber self-confirmation, is still undermining the traditional institutions of the…

Gun Control

To be honest it generally feels a little futile to write about guns in the US. Every now and then I try to write articles or prose that in some way connects to tragic events in the world. I think…

Art : Najimir

Another quick artist recommendation today – Najimir, a Lebanese artist whose forte is despair. Only a handful of lines and he does a great job of capturing a heavy-weight air of misery. Beautiful, but it’ll get under your skin. Anyway,…

Art : Guilherme Kramer

I love Guilherme Kramer’s work. He was the first artist to actually stick in my culturally ignorant mind and his pictures inspired my biggest (and still growing) tattoo. Even my own idle attempts at drawing  were triggered by a desire…

Podcast Recommendation : History of Rome

Probably not much of a revelation to most this one. Mike Duncan’s excellent ‘History of Rome’ podcast has been around for years now, long enough for me to have run through it two or three times at least. The first…