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Place To Die
by Sam North
plausible, and sickeningly addictive, this will terrify you
and thrill you.'
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International Writer's Magazine: Our Tenth Year -
Ilana Levi in Belize
Everyone but Martha put on their diving masks and snorkels.
She had dreaded this moment
The Heart of Cairo
A journey into the largest city in Africa
Bears in the Woods
I saw a trail up Pompey Peak on a topographic map. It started
at an elevation of 1000' just east of Randall.
Marianne de Nazareth
I had to visit Bath, in Somerset,
Jon W Wick
know the source of those tourist ad campaigns where a sweeping shot
of the most beautiful beach imaginable is shown...
Slowly and deliberately, she lowered her face to her hands as
they dropped scoops of water over her head
North to Alaska -
We left Jasper National Park at 0600 hoping to find a bear early
in the morning. We are heading northwest to Kluane Glacier
- The Other Shoe
If you believe that this is the end of endlessly shoveling
money into the AIG black hole, think again. The other shoe has
yet to drop
in the Clowns
For two consecutive weeks, the shenanigans of a radio talk
show commentator and a Comedy Central satirist infused their
will on the vox populi.
The trouble is that no Spanish government official has dared
to mention the forthcoming financial Tsunami despite the warnings
from the tour operators and travel agencies
Lisbons Praça de Dom Pedro
The lovely square called Praça de Dom Pedro IV has
for centuries been one of the most popular squares in Lisbon
and the center of much of Lisbon's activity.
Aung San Suu Kyi Into a Cambodian Classroom
Raising awareness of the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi
among students through music in rural Cambodia leaves a song
in their heart.
Praise of our President
Hope is still there. Are we going to let our fire get put
out by this Recession, Depression or whatever Financial Crisis?
I say, hell no.
History seen through a community the history of Africa is written
in the faces of the people who live it through their daily struggle
It was of Vermont in winter that the poet Robert Frost once
mused: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep But I have promises
to keep, And miles to go before I sleep..."
Balkan parties reflect the new face of a city which is more
and more stamped by its immigrant populations, and they offer something
techno cant: soul, pathos and hot-blooded Balkan wildness.
a ride to Whistler
Whistler is definitely the place
for making tracks -now you can get there on The Whistler Mountaineer
The Consul and
the Serpent - Part Two - A Lighthouse Mourns
The storm was in full swing; the sea as rough as ever.
Dawn was about to break on another bleak November morning in the
north-western coast of Galicia, Spain
Today, at most ad agencies, you're either a Writer or a Producer.
But, in my days, being a Hyphenate was not unusual.
of Chas. Templeton, Esq.
What a rude awakening, before dawn and before my people were
abroad, with the banging of a phantom fist upon my shutters
More For the Road
Gordon Ray Bourgon
They agreed: one more, thats it. The killings were getting
Mystery of the Missing Mother
No one could quite pinpoint exactly when Mother vanished although
they spent some time trying to figure it out.
On Reading The Gambler
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Preparation to read The Gambler by Dostoyevsky started
in January on a cold Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.
of the Birds
I vaguely remember the day I saw the article in the newspaper
mentioning rather matter-of-factly that Rene Elias had vanished
Blue Plastic Bag
It was on one such rainy and windy day that a blue plastic bag
found out its outreach. The story of its trajectory goes like this.
Directed by Zack Snyder.
Jack Clarkson & Russ Thomas
rival reviews for the graphic novel adaptation
10 years after its release, West Beirut remains the
freshest and most poignant war film that I've seen.
ya Babe by Chris Higgins
For a male author Chris Higgins writes convincingly from
a female perspective and effortlessly put his mind into a young
Darren Aronofskys Mission in Mainstream Transition
Aronofskys latest film, The Wrestler, completes
his evolution from art-house moviemaker to mainstream money-maker
by Steve Feasey
A Jen Ames Review
Changeling, with its host of underworld nasties, promised
to give me something to sink my teeth into, be they vampiric,
lycanthropic or human.
by Michael Grant
Hardcover: 576 pages
Egmont - Out April 6th 2009
Exciting, gripping story of a small town in California where
everyone over the age of 15 vanishes. Lord of the Flies meets Heroes.
Ruby C Harrison
so its 5.45 on a slightly gray, miserable Wednesday. But it is also
Orange Wednesday, and Im off to the cinema with the lads.
With Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)
Directed and written by Ari Folman.
pack of twenty six snarling dogs rampage through a middle eastern
city, slavering and snarling, sending pedestrians and tables scattering.
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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