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the late kathy acker has had two of her early, unpublished novels brought into print with Rip-Off Red, Girl Detective and the Burning Bombing of America: the Destruction of the U.S. which is two books, but available as one. it is, in a way, a shame...

you know what impresses me about the weekend protests? the way that howard and bush and blair have all said, 'yep, in a democracy, you're all able to do that. doesn't change a thing, however.' good to see the leaders being democratic. just lovely. i think...

saw Gangs of New York on the weekend. the short: it's a messy, miscalculated film, which looks nice and has some good performances. (though at time they border upon theatrical, rather than natural, but that's not so bad.) the problem with the film is scorcese...

I traveled back through time to watch Jesus get crucified. Sixty three fellow Time Travelers were already there. They arrived in blue globes, machines of steel and brass, and squares boxes that were run by flushing the toilet. One of them was a white dog...

well, here's something of interest. steven grant is a writer who has a column over at comicbook resources called 'permanent damage' which updates every Wednesday. perhaps the most interesting thing about it is when he talks about things other than comics, and he writes this: "Just...

i have never understood the attraction of the Wizard of Oz. i can't remember when i first saw it, but i do remember watching it in a cinema once. that was about three or four years ago, and i was still working as a projectionist. a...

a free copy of The Third Alternative arrived for me today. it's a speculative fiction magazine, that promises the reader things he or she might not normally get in regular magazines. in my experience with things that promise me this, i'm usually disappointed, but you've...

Resident Evil is not a very good film. if you watch the dvd, you will find out that everyone put what appears to be a lot of work into it, but they're misguided and it's still a bad film. the problem can also be found in...

war with iraq will be coming soon. it's really not something that should, but i've long ago come to the conclusion that public opinion expressing itself in any form can't change the way of something. governments run like a business, and the bottom line is...