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a few years in the Absolute Elsewhere: Inherent Vice: Robert Altman, Thomas Pynchon, the Coen Brothers, and the Evolution of Stoner Noir.

Robert Altman, Thomas Pynchon, the Coen Brothers, and the Evolution of Stoner Noir. In this sense, stoner noir operates to someextent in the parodic tradition of the mock-heroic. One of the only theoretical articles I didfind about stoner noir was an interesting piece for Boing Boing by Mark Dery called Facebook of the Dead. Howsoever, I’mgoing t [...] Read more ...

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21 Dec 2014

Clarkson tells of Top Fear

Writing in The Sunday Times today, Clarkson says: “You get the sense that there’s a never ending supply of — let’s call them youths — coming out of the darkness, hurling anything they can lay their hands on.” He dismissed the Argentine ambassador’s claims that his previous account was “fabricated”, saying the footage of the attack [...] Read more ...

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21 Dec 2014

Hartlepool want to sign rapist Evans

Evans was playing for Sheffield United at the time of his conviction (Nick Potts)Photograph:Nick Potts/PA Wire THE convicted rapist Ched Evans may be on the brink of a return to football with relegation-threatened Hartlepool United. He is a proven [goal] scorer; he’s served his time and the boy wants to play football.” The club’s manager, Ron [...] Read more ...

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21 Dec 2014