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Three periods of Imamura Shôhei Films

Though born well-off, Imamura Shôhei (1926-2006) had some personal experience of the postwar black market, interacting with small-time criminals and prostitutes, the kind of people he examined, particularly in “Pigs and Battleships”, which was set in the occupied port of Yokokama. 216 more words

Japanese Movies

Movie review: Casablanca (1942)

Released not long after the US entered World War II, Casablanca shows the seedy side of the city of the same name in free French-controlled Morocco. 504 more words


Homework answer

In my last post I asked a question: Brexit did something else to the Nigerian currency black market. What was it? Answer follows

What typically happens when you have an official rate exchange rate that is fixed too low by fiat is that a black market appears. 218 more words

Random Thoughts

Making Something Illegal Doesn't Stop It: NSW Greyhound Racing

New South Wales from July 1 2017, will ban greyhound racing, lead by Premier Mike Baird, in response to ‘mistreatment of animals’.

Anyway, I very much doubt Mike Baird is a vegetarian, and therefore why should he have any concern for greyhounds in particular. 329 more words


New Jersey Drive: BLACK MARKET with Michael K. Williams

In Newark NJ, unemployment and lack of hope turns a tradition of joyriding stolen cars into an international criminal operation.


Life After High School

Yesterday afternoon, I attended my niece’s high school graduation. It was a  well run ceremony for the 178 grads. They did a couple of things I’d never seen done before. 463 more words

YA Literature