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BP have launched plan number six to stop the awful spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, the plan--including live video feeds--involves dumping mud, golf balls, tire parts, and cement into the hole to plug it. It will be twenty four hours before anyone...

Occasionally, I get addicted to some piece of trash TV that is vaguely appalling. Once, I got addicted to Rockstar, and I told myself it was okay, because I wasn't recording it when I couldn't catch an episode, unlike others I knew. This time, however, it's...

Sylvain White's The Losers is a stylish film that has almost no substance to it whatsoever. Based off the comic series by Andy Diggle and Jock, the film tells the story of five soldiers who, for reasons that are somewhat poorly constructed, are betrayed when they...

On my doorstep are five boxes of flyers. They were there when I arrived home last night, and I thought, for a moment, that they had been sent by J., who has moved to Melbourne and called me earlier, asking if he could stash some books...

I've been watching this debate around Neil Gaiman's speaking fee bubble out for the last day or so, and I find it pretty interesting that people are getting bent out of shape about it. So he charges forty five grand--the point is? Now, don't get me...

The ways in which you can make money in this life, I've decided, are by and large an unappealing collection. I like the little business I set up for myself, but teaching High School is a touch on the repetitive side. The thought of having...

The only real problem with Iron Man 2 is that, periodically throughout it, it feels like a prequel for the upcoming Avengers film, so much so that it detracts from the decent film that it actually is. If it had been the finally moment of Thor's...