Month: January 2006

Films

Jarhead

Jarhead is the new Sam Mendes film, and I suppose for that reason alone, is worth paying attention to. It’s based on a book that came...

Books

Freakonomics

This is the breakthrough “business” book of the moment. Economist Steven Levitt and New York Times writer Stephen J. Dubner,...

Books

Set-Up Joke, Set-Up Joke

A few years ago Rob Long, sometime writer on Cheers and several less succesful US sitcoms, used to write a very entertaining column about...

TV

Darwin and Einstein

This news sounds quite interesting – the BBC are int eh process of putting together a pair of single dramas about Charles Darwin and...

TV

The Master and Margarita

Russia has just finished airing a dramatisation of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, which sounds really interesting. According...

Misc

Travel

I’ll try not to sound smug here, because I know it can happen to any of us, but why do so many people leave it until this morning,...

Misc

Explosives

I think I must have either have accidentally woken up in Bagdhad or WWIII has just kicked off. It’s only a couple of months since...