Out South Korea
Being surrounded by a group of kids chanting "waygook"
(the Korean term for foreigner) was after a couple of years of working
and living in South Korea nothing out of the ordinary for me...
This experience was quite indicative of the perils facing an expatriate
in this country...
the Flames: how
the queer space of the internet and the writing of fan
fiction enhances the fictional universe of Torchwood
The Funeral Reunion
scrum of hard-faced women cradling extra-long Superkings between
taloned fingers crowded around the flowers while husbands and dads
in sharp suits passed a pouch of baccy from hand to hand in the
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
'Papa,' she whispered. 'I think I am going to hell.'
A remarkable compelling WW2 story
Tu Mamá También
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
There is a new wave of cinema in the international scene today,
and it is definitely Latin.
Bush Administration bankrolled by Oil Men suppressed scientific
panic-speak on the accelerated global warming dangers.
Coup d' Etat
I am standing in front of a smashed car a Thai slogan over its
caved windshield. Soldiers file past. To my left, protestors are
waving signs. "No To Dictatorship"
Paul Haire in Beijing
I watched the rugby on Saturday night this weekend, Scotland
v Ireland. I drank too much as usual.
All this happened, more or less
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "Slaughterhouse Five"
Directed by Milos Foreman
Dan Schnieder DVD review
that the film was not at all as I expected
Dermot Sullivan's Mex Diaries
I am having some trouble adjusting to the altitude.
& Fail Again
used to feel really great. Then I started watching TV
by Stephanie Meyer
A gripping romantic vampire story with bite...
you think the British Government will look after you
Ive finally decided to retire
as Her Majestys governmental representative after nearly 5
years of rescuing Brits from the gallows...
most have barely heard of it, many are intrigued, few
are brave enough to go.
Hilton is being railroaded. Period. She deserves to be in prison
as much we do for putting her there.
Thief of Bottles
Sidi Cherkawi Benzahra
Once my father owned an auto-body shop in a wooded area in the
district of Agdal, Rabat, Morocco. The shop had two dusty windows
and a little light, grayed by this dust
I am not sure whether you go to Venice for the history, the romance,
the idea you can go everywhere by water or you just want to see
it before it crumbles, but we all have reasons to go there and go
there one must.
Are words thrown up, like mines, from relegated sepulchers in
the manner of whispers heavier than the songs of heroes?
from Tuscany: the Art of Simplicity
I hear the merry ping of a horn behind me and automatically step
aside; my short stay here has already schooled me in small-town
Saving Cham Culture
The Kingdom of Champa, originating in the second century AD was
one of the most powerful empires in Indochina
German filmmaker Werner Herzog is not an artist to be underestimated,
even in his lesser films, like 1976's Heart Of Glass (Herz
Aus Glaus) because his films tend to have a cumulative power,
at the lake
Eric D Lehman
I was sixteen, we hiked up the summer Sierra in the backcountry
Our parents had left us with worried instructions to stick to the
trail. "Dont get lost!
Crabs in Kuching
Malaysia truly Asia, the sing song refrain kept bouncing
around my brain as we lurched down the runway at Kuching. Scruffy
palm trees bent graciously as we rather jerkily slowed down.
I heard tell the Appleby Fair of 1947 was likely to be the best
of our lifetime; this cos the farmers are dooming the horse trade,
those tarmacadamed roads are threading across our green fields,
more and more motors are rolling up this we all know, this
will change everything.
Dont Put Your Daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington!
Isnt a phrase that resounded around our house, in the year
when I reached five.
Days Are Like This
Plaguing my mind more often than not these long evenings are those
five simple words. The phone is silent and the remains of my own
dinner sit haphazardly in the sink
Directors: Alea & Tabio
A bigoted and fervently heterosexual young man and an older, decadent
homosexual is very promising, the plot reveals a sensitivity that
has made Fresas y Chocolate one of the most celebrated Latin
American films of the 90s.
by Philip Roth
It just opens the door. It is like a picture, nicely painted
picture which can just please you by its colours as well as take
you as deep into life (and death) matters as you can stand.
Jon Courtney Grimwood Interview by Aby Davis
His passion is evident in this desire to get the English Language
a star on the Magical Realist walk of fame.
Sleeping Dogs Thai
Tabytha Towe -
Every dog you see here are either lying on the ground dehydrated
and too hot to move, or either scavenging for food.
Tab in Ko Chang.
Mark Robinson - survivor
And the skies above the City bleed
down upon the earth its overcast haze. Quiet below, sinking beneath
the mist, a stale darkness pervades. With streets aloof, atom-bomb
flashing twelve oclocks light a humming wave of out-of-order
signs and sequential blinking green men below the anodised phosphorescent
burn of street lighting.