Nostalgia is exactly what it used to be

Seasonal whinging tells us that the great tradition of comedy on British television is waning. But for those of us nostalgic for “golden oldies” – Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and lots, lots more – the BBC has a new site. Continue reading Nostalgia is exactly what it used to be


“Stone Face” Keaton on Blu-ray

Buster Keaton, who died in 1966 before the digital revolution, can now be seen on Blu-ray. Both The General (1926) and Steamboat Bill (1927) are already available and it is to be hoped that others are in the pipeline.

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Mexico: Time for another Revolution!

A number of human rights and women’s organizations have condemned the murder of Marisela Escobedo in Mexico on 16 December 2010. The Washington Times commented and the story has appeared on a number of blogs including this one.

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