Brexit Musings (26) – From Russia With Love

England

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well Theresa, I do hope you’ve been watching the footy on the telly, because the England team did a top-notch job by simultaneously uniting the whole country and leaving a group of 32 member states, at a fixed date. And what’s even better, is that everybody’s happy, and the future is bright.   So, let’s […]

The Night England Won Me Back

Reading Time: 4 minutes There used to be a time when I was an unconditional England supporter. Living in Kilburn made it that much easier to get to Wembley Stadium to watch the Three Lions play really well, or get beaten out of sight by slick Continentals. I’ve seen just about all facets of the national side, and I […]

Russia’s Fake World Cup

Russia

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the Russian town of Ekaterinburg, 14 households are currently cut off from the gas supplies for a month during the FIFA 2018 World Cup. The official reason, given by the authorities, is that the high-pressure gas supply is considered to be too dangerous during the period when the town hosts four group matches. This […]

Weinstein For Dummies

culture

Reading Time: 5 minutes   I feel really sorry for all the victims of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assaults. All that these naive little girls wanted to do, is talk with him about culture. It was just unfortunate that if you happen to be a woman, he immediately gets the urge to unzip his trousers. There’s an old saying that […]

The Art Of Censorship, And The Censorship Of Art

Censorship

Reading Time: 7 minutes MENU Film producers Jafar Panahi (Iran) and Wanuri Kahui (Kenya), A lady  “Blackface” who lost her heads (Réunion Island), A poem that got lost in the web, A painting that got lost in a gallery in Manchester, but found its way back. ….welcome to the world of art.   [beautifulquote align=”left” cite=””]Home, Sweet Home[/beautifulquote] Iranian film […]