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I'm slightly disturbed. I was sitting around, watching the cricket when I started to notice something. At first, I thought it was a mistake, a trick of the light, my eyesight getting a little worse, or perhaps even something more sinister--alien abductions in the night?!--but the...

Here's a bit of music for today. It's from a local band that's been getting a lot of press, Cloud Control. I like this song, but I'm not yet convinced by the band as a whole. This film clip doesn't really help, since it becomes increasingly...

Much linked (and for much reason) is this article in which James Frey, the author who passed his work of fiction off as fact, before he and Oprah got caught, is back with what can only be described as a scam: Frey saw collective writing as...

Overland is a fine magazine, one that's been around for quite some time, and has published decent fiction and articles since its birth. They're doing a drive to get people to subscribe, and the link is at the bottom: Morning, welcome to the Overland Subscriberthon 2010....

It has been a lousy week. Self employment has its ups and downs. I'm fairly sure I've said this before, but here I am, saying it again. Whereas this time last year I was flooded in students, this year, a lot have been taken by their...

Twelfth Planet Press, who will be releasing Above/Below shortly, is having a sale. You can purchase many of their fine books, including the collection Sprawl, which has my story 'White Crocodile Jazz' in it. Here's a recent review of that story: “White Crocodile Jazz” by Ben...

Debra Granik's Winter's Bone is a film defined by superb performances, especially from its lead, Jennifer Lawrence. Authentic in its depiction of place and people, it marks itself as one of the strongest films I've seen this year. Set in the South, Lawrence's Ree Dolly is,...