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Steve John in Madrid

According to Hemingway “Nobody goes to bed in Madrid until they have killed the night”. I had more tweaked it’s nose and ran away but sleeping above one of his old haunts meant I was entitled to a lie in.
Germany's Other Forest
David McVey

In the Saar-Hunsruck you can find peace, quiet beauty and the sense that few other English speakers have bothered to seek it out.


James Skinner on the absence of Government in Spain

Spain is back to square one. It’s like a game of musical chairs, except that they are all sitting without moving.
Revenge of the Politicians
James Campion

Democratic National Convention 2016
The System Punches Back “Old School” In Philadelphia - This is all you need know about what went down for four days in late July in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention.

Why the Pissing Contest?

What could I possibly say that wouldn't make me out to be one of those brutish and selfish men that make me look bad by association?
The Hindsights of Cancer
Dean Borok

Everybody who’s smart places at least some degree of credibility to astrology. Nancy Reagan spoke with her astrologer every day, and she was Ronald Reagan’s closest confidant, the result being that even though he was a pineapplehead he ended up being credited for being one of America’s most successful presidents.

REVIEWS Film & Books
A Ride Through The Park
Victor Castleton

I can hear in the distance the jingle of the ice cream truck, and it is coming my way.
Pinup Girl
The Cruise
Martin Green

What was I, a young man,28, doing, going all by himself on his first cruise? 
Abigail George

Relationships with great men are often complicated. How I long for the sea’s body to cover my own. The weight of water. It is fire. How it burns.
A Salvager for Our Times
Michael Chacko Daniels

I find a youngish man sitting at one of the three yellow, screwed-down plastic chairs, deep in some enterprise that doesn't look all too honest ...
MARIKKA - A Dog’s Dinner
Marikka woke suddenly. The house was eerily quiet. She found she’d kicked the blankets off the bed, looked down for Deacon, puzzled he wasn’t sprawled on the floor as usual. With a sudden sense of guilt she remembered why...

And The Weak Suffer What They Must? - Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future
by Yanis Varoufakis,
Charlie Dickenson

Vanoufakis deftly argues, the European Union's euro is economically irrational. The common euro currency is a brutal zero-sum arrangement ...
MONTREAL – Animaze, the Montreal International Animation Film Festival 160 feature-length and animated shorts from over 40 countries, ranging from internationally acclaimed directors (including Oscar® winners and nominees) to upcoming talent. It will take place from August 18-21 2016

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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