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The Big Racket (1976)

In the wake of 1971′s The French Connection, the Italian film industry came up with their own stamp on gritty, police dramas. This genre became known as poliziottesco and were infamous for their depiction of Italy’s criminal underworld. 469 more words

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Book Review: The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

This book made a lot of year-end best-of lists a few years ago and was generally really well reviewed. I finally got around to reading it and I dunnae get it.  325 more words

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Andy's Photos of the Cottenham Lane area

We had a wander around these backstreets of Salford. Every city needs it’s scruffy, dirty industrial areas and this is one of ours.

cscarts reblogged this on Chapel Street Community Arts and commented:

Camera club are having a break this week, but here's some shots from a couple of weeks ago of us investigating the gritty side of the City.

Disabled train

Green line, the T, smells somewhat like brimstone

Or burning mulch, or those dirty cigarettes
You never ought to pay for. Doorbell chimes
Every time the doors glide open and even… 33 more words