The Dyatlov Pass Incident – Part 2

August 1, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
The Dyatlov Pass Incident – Part 2

So, a quick recap. Nine Russian skiers died under mysterious circumstances while camping in the Russian Ural mountains. The set up camp on”Dead Mountain” and sometime after they’d settled in for the night they cut or ripped open their tents from the inside and fled out into the freezing conditions. […]

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident – Part 1

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident – Part 1

Fear is an extremely compelling emotion. It can have an extraordinary effect on a person’s behaviour depending on how intense the feeling is and for what period of time it is experienced. For nine Russian skiers in 1959, it was ultimately fear that allowed an incident to unfold in which […]

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Demonic Possession Case Study: The Real Exorcist

July 26, 2013 12:00 pm4 comments
Demonic Possession Case Study: The Real Exorcist

There are countless horror films out there that deal with cases of demonic possession, but none do so quite so well as “The Exorcist” directed by William Friedkin and based on the book by William Peter Blatty. The film had audiences across the world recoiling in terror as they watched […]

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The White Queen: Addictive as Game Of Thrones; Better For Its Reality

July 24, 2013 6:28 pm0 comments
The White Queen: Addictive as Game Of Thrones; Better For Its Reality

I’m pretty sure my American second cousins, should they visit us again in the next few years, would be very surprised to discover that in England, we sadly do not all wear long medieval dresses, ride carts and plot the downfall of the present monarch. Because the new show in […]

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What May Day Means

May 13, 2013 10:44 am0 comments
What May Day Means

In America, the biggest beast of capitalism, they call May 1st ‘Labor Day’. In South Africa, it’s ‘Workers Day’. The Germans call it ‘Arbeiterstag’. While here in Britain it’s known, blandly, as ‘May Day Bank Holiday’. It wasn’t that long ago that an earlier Tory government – it could have […]

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‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (II)

May 8, 2013 1:49 pm0 comments
‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (II)

It began with a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles that appeared in the New York Sun newspaper in 1948. Malcolm Johnson was the journalist determined to expose the corruption, graft and racketeering in his seminal work – ‘Crime on the Waterfront’. It was hard going, especially when he came up against […]

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A Paranoid Pacifist at The War and Peace Show

April 28, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
A Paranoid Pacifist at The War and Peace Show

The War and Peace show held at the Hop farm in Kent is the worlds largest military vehicle ‘festival’ and it doesn’t disappoint. I was five minutes early of my alarm this morning, an unusual scenario but one that was met by a fair amount of pride in the fact […]

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Time to Bury ‘Thatcherism’

April 17, 2013 9:14 pm1 comment
Time to Bury ‘Thatcherism’

Thatcher is dead. But ‘Thatcherism’ is very much alive. It’s embodied, not only in our present CONDEM coalition government as they hand out devastating cuts while further enriching the wealthy, but in the very heart of our body politic. In death, as in her lifetime, Margaret Thatcher has managed to divide the […]

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