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Barack Obama picked up the nomination, and in Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, who by all accounts won an election and defeated Robert Mugabe, was detained by the by the police a week and a half after his return to the country. Reports suggest that people in...

Really, I should've become a fireman. I don't really like ladders--I'm fine with heights, but I don't like going down ladders--and I'm not so crash hot on running into burning buildings to save ugly people, but I reckon I would have done okay with the...

A while back I linked the above video, the Herd's 'The King is Dead' from their upcoming album, Summerland. On Thursday I picked up a copy of the album, and I've been listening since then. It is, I think, the strongest of their albums to date,...

To round out the week, I present you with the trailer to Christmas on Mars, a film staring the Flaming Lips. Some of the acting just looks plain awful, doesn't it? But yet, there's something kind of trippy to it, and I really dig that part...

Lynda Hawryluk (lyndahawryluk) reminded me of this scene from the Big Lebowski: Back when the Coen brothers made films I liked, hey? The Big Lebowski is one of my favourite films. It came out when I was working as a projectionist in a cinema, and I used...

Last night I sat round and watched Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, a film that gained some notice a while back for being an ambitiously flawed mess that, if I recall rightly, polarised opinions to its overall merit. To begin with, that reputation of the film is...

Bill Henson's latest showing of naked teenagers has gotten a lot of air time lately, though for all the wrong reasons, it would seem. Still, what do you expect after an over zealous child protection officer calls the cops on your art show, though? The above...

Last night's attempt to supplement income through market research did not go well. Traffic made me late by about fifteen minutes and when I got there, an official looking woman told me I was much too late, and could not be used. "You were suppose...